How Fandom Makes Us Happier

Whether it's Star Wars, a video game, a celebrity from your favorite show, or underwater basket weaving...neuroscientist say it makes us kinder and happier.

Ever feel guilty or weird for indulging or deep diving into something that interests you.  No need to, embrace it!  Brain scientists say being a fan of something is a key to happiness!  Whether it’s Star Wars, a video game, a celebrity from your favorite show, or maybe something like history or underwater basket weaving.  Whatever it is, neuroscientist say when you geek out on something it boosts connection and presence.  Your brain is tapping into a trick that can make you more playful, kinder, and joyous.   So don’t feel guilty about being really into something, neuroscientist say you’re ahead of the curve on the happiness meter.  To dive deeper into the subject, these topics were discussed on a recent episode of The Happiness Lab.