This week’s Treasure features a few different studies on isolation, the happiness of Twitter, and luck…
But first, something that is near and dear to my heart…
Run For An Incredible Cause?
Every year, my parents organize a walk/run for autism awareness called Jack’s Run. (My cousin, Jack, has autism.)
This year, the walk/run is virtual. That means you can sign up!
If you’d like, you can do so here.
All money raised goes to autism awareness and research. It would mean the world to me if you could donate or participate in the race. 🙂
Isolation = Smoking?
It’s no surprise that isolation is bad for us (it is a form of torture, after all).
But did you know just how bad?
Research has shown that the impact of social isolation on our risk for disease and death is similar in magnitude to the risk associated with smoking regularly.
The Average Happiness Of Twitter
Perhaps the isolation explains why the average happiness for people on Twitter has been on the decline this year…
(This graph was created by Hedonometer, which uses the content of tweets to figure out how happy people are on any given day over the past 11 years. Pretty cool.)
Harry Dry Will Be A Household Name
Recorded a conversation for the podcast with Harry Dry.
Here are some facts about this brilliant new Tuesday Treasure family member:
- Built a dating app for Kanye West fans (and talked to the Yeezy CFO about it)
- Created a killer website (MarketingExamples.com)
- Wrote a book – called Consumers Book– which he published online for free
Here’s my favorite quote from the aforementioned resource:
Sometimes, when I’m questioning myself, I like to imagine what Steve Jobs would have been like at twenty-one years old. I have this vision of him ignoring the herd, pulling apart electronics in the family garage, dropping in on extra calligraphy classes for the sake of it. And his friends are asking him, ‘Why are you bothering with all this stuff, Steve?’ And Steve tells his friends that Henry Ford would do these sorts of things. And his friends would tell him, ‘But Steve, you’re not Henry Ford.’
I’m betting Harry Dry will be a household name (similar to Steve Jobs or Henry Ford) when all is said and done. Refer back to Tuesday Treasure 21 to show proof that you were on the bandwagon before it was cool.
Boxing Champ Serenades Wife
Harry actually sent me this short video of Tyson Fury singing to his wife. Including it here because it’s not every day you see a 6-foot-9-inch, 254-pound man belting his lungs out inside a boxing ring.
And it turns out… ol’ Fury is actually quite good!
Less than 60 second video that will likely put a smile on your face.
How Lucky Do You Consider Yourself?
Tuesday Treasure reader Yiannis Kefalas reminded me of an incredible study this past week.
Richard Wiseman asked participants… do you consider yourself “lucky” or “unlucky”?
Then he had them to count the photographs inside a newspaper.
“Unlucky” people took two minutes.
Lucky people took seconds.
Well, on the second page, there was a large message that read, “Stop counting. There are 43 photographs in the newspaper.”
Unlucky people missed the message. Lucky people got it right away.
What’s the lesson?
Simply considering ourselves “lucky” can open us up to opportunities that are right in front of our eyes.
That’s all for today folks. As always, I’d love to hear your favorite piece of treasure.
To your success,