WE DETERMINE OUR GENES


Not the other way around!

(please note also the following passage in the article)

“The study indicates that hedonistic happiness has a genetic effect similar to that seen when people face chronic adversity. On the other hand, individuals who report having a sense of meaning and purpose in life show notably different genetic effects. In particular, experiencing a sense of hedonistic well-being, much like suffering chronic adversity, is associated with up-regulation of pro-inflammatory genes and down regulation of antibody-producing genes. With eudaimonic well-being, the opposite occurs: there is up-regulation of antibody producing genes and down-regulation of pro-inflammatory genes.”

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