Strokes can often leave victims in deblitating situations suffering everything from amnesia to migrains. The results are often tragic. Yet, one man seems to have suffered a happy incidence of his stroke, one that makes him the life of the party.
According to a story in Britains Daily Telegraph:
He has since noticed a number of changes, including to his short term memory, but believes that the loss of sadness from his emotional repertoire is a positive.
Experts have confirmed that it is not uncommon for strokes to cause psychological, emotional and behavioural changes.
The retired lorry driver said: "I am never depressed. Being sad wouldn't help anything anyway. I would definitely rather be happy all the time than the other way round. It's an advantage really.
"The stroke could have become my worst enemy but I wouldn't let it. Now I barely even notice that I don't feel sadness.”
Courtesy of Daily Telegraph
This is a very positive result, and extremely rare. Could you ever be too happy? I guess, in this case, we will have to wait and see