The Pittsfield Pilgrim 

May 2024

Minister’s Minute

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Summer is the season for vacations. Elbert Hubbard believed that "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one." Interesting. My favorite vacation destination is the Florida Keys. Whether it be Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine, or Key West the landscape is spectacular and relaxing. While vacationing there one year on a trip for Father’s Day my daughter suggested that I change my email address to keysman to which I added 02 and thus Anyway.

Author Laura Bliss writes that the places we visit on vacation say a lot about our personality? According to a study in the Journal of Research in Personality, the researchers found that "extraverts prefer the beach to the mountains, while introverts prefer the opposite." Shigehiro Oishi, one of the researchers, developed his thesis from the idea of "person-environment fit"—the idea that "people actively select certain surroundings to fulfill their individual values and desires."




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