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8am and I FINALLY went to sleep! WHEW! Maybe this is just part of sleeping with the rest of the VAMPIRES...BOO! Hahahaha! I have officially caught up with my friends third shift sleep schedule but not by choice seeing this sure can't be healthy for my tired body. I am still dealing with vomiting but crossing my fingers the new medication will help with the burning and stomach pain. Only time will tell.
Not that I don't have enough on my full plate I also have a temporary fur baby staying at the house through next month. His name is "Jingles" and a cute hand full but smart as a whistle! I LOVE PUPPIES so its not a surprise I do my best to be the best babysitter as possible. He has been here for four days now and is fighting a double infection. Poor little guy. The other fur kids aren't too happy with Jingle staying over the next four weeks but like I said, "Its just on a temporary basis." Call it, "Me and my friend earning our fur wings," heeheeheeheehee! With the end of this week being the final HORRAY of the holidays there isn't much of anything else going on with my GP life so Jingles will at least keep me and my mind busy from going into any depression. Amen.
I read a study that was recently conducted on random acts of kindness. Not only was it fascinating to me but worthy of sharing. Its not what I also believe but what I know.
It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor. What we all need to do is help one another. Sadly our society is too busy screaming, "LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! on Facebook and other social networks. We need to instead look at and assist those who are saying, "Help Me! Help Me!" Amen.
Poor People May Be Quicker to Be Kind
TUESDAY, Dec. 27-- Poor people are quicker than middle-class or rich individuals to recognize the suffering of others and to show compassion, according to a new study.
It included more than 300 young adults who were divided into groups that took part in three experiments designed to assess their levels of empathy and compassion.
The findings challenge previous research that concluded lower-class people are more likely to react with anxiety and hostility when faced with adversity, said the researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
"These latest results indicate that there's a culture of compassion and cooperation among lower-class individuals that may be born out of threats to their well-being," study author and social psychologist Jennifer Stellar said in a university news release.
"It's not that the upper classes are cold-hearted. They may just not be as adept at recognizing the cues and signals of suffering because they haven't had to deal with as many obstacles in their lives," she explained.
The findings, published online Dec. 12 in the journal Emotion, suggest a scientific basis for emotional differences between the rich and poor that are depicted in such Charles Dickens classics as "A Christmas Carol" and "A Tale of Two Cities."
The results also indicate that people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds may do better in cooperative settings than those who are wealthy.
"Upper-class individuals appear to be more self-focused, they've grown up with more freedom and autonomy," Stellar said. "They may do better in an individualist, competitive environment."