We Knew It: Being a Hater Can Be Good for Your Health

Haters gonna hate.

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Have a tendency to dislike everyone and everything because humans are terrible and this world is a devastating sham? If you answered “no,” congratulations on being a good person, but you might want to reconsider embracing negativity–you know, for your health.

Scientific American reports that negative emotions are actually integral to your well-being, and attempting to suppress them in the name of faux positivity will only make them fester. According to Scientific American:

In recent years I have noticed an increase in the number of people who also feel guilty or ashamed about what they perceive to be negativity. Such reactions undoubtedly stem from our culture’s overriding bias toward positive thinking. Although positive emotions are worth cultivating, problems arise when people start believing they must be upbeat all the time.

In fact, anger and sadness are an important part of life, and new research shows that experiencing and accepting such emotions are vital to our mental health.

Let the hate flow in you and through you.