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From: BBC

What Other Cultures Can Teach Us About Forgiveness

There is a simple step we can all take that could reduce our stress levels, our risk of heart disease and mental illness. It can prevent cognitive decline in later lifehelp you live longerearn more money and be happier. While it is no substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, it costs nothing and can be done in seconds. All of this can be yours in exchange for three little words: “I forgive you.”

Language plays an important part in our interpretation of emotions. It’s very common for feelings to manifest in different ways depending on the language you speak. The people of Tahiti, for example, have no word for “sadness”, writes Lisa Feldman Barrett, a neuroscientist at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and author of How Emotions Are Made.

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