Analyzing Awe: Awesomeness Is Everything

…As vastness expands our worldview, it shrinks our ego. Awe makes spiritual and religious people feel a greater sense of oneness with others. [4] And this oneness can make us nicer: Researchers found that inducing awe—say, by having people stand in a grove of tall trees—increased generosity, in part by stoking “feelings of a small self.” [5] Awe also shapes our sense of time. One series of studies found that awe made time feel more plentiful, which increased life satisfaction, …MORE: .theatlantic