Studies have shown that self-transcendent people tend to have lower levels of Inflammation. Self-transcendence is a human capacity for well-being by expanding one’s Personal boundaries and expressing concern for the welfare of others. It may act as a health-promoting resource among adults, especially in times of increased vulnerability. Some examples of Self-transcendence are responding to others’ needs, being tolerant of differences, and Reframing negative situations. Self-transcendence can also improve emotional well-being by enhancing self-acceptance and Self-regulation. Some references that support these findings are: – Self-transcendence among adults 65 years and older: A meta-analysis (Haugan et al., 2021) – Self-transcendence: A Salutogenic Process for Well-Being (Reed & Haugan, 2021) – Greater self-acceptance improves emotional well-being (Harvard Health Publishing, 2016)
Free will is a philosophical concept that refers to the ability of human beings to make decisions or perform actions independently of any prior event or state of the universe. In this article, we will discuss it's meaning and philosophical traditions.