Crafted from lush forest green leather and embellished with Paradise Row’s signature polished gold hardware, AWE brings an element of surprise as well as a pop of colour to your wardrobe. Supporting Keltner and Haidt’s theory, awe motivates people to do things which enhance the greater good, whether it be through immersion in nature, remarkable human accomplishments, art or music.
Awe is an emotion that people feel when being in the presence of something vast, beyond our current understanding of the world. It is linked with altruism, curiosity and the drive behind intellectual exploration. Keltner and Haidt (2003) outline that awe motivates people to do things that enhance the greater good, through activities such as being immersed in nature, remarkable human accomplishments, art and music, gatherings and worship. The possibilities for experiencing awe are limitless. Keltner and Haidt have found that experiencing awe leads people to cooperate, share resources and sacrifice themselves for others. Being in the presence of vast things calls forth a more modest, less narcissistic self, which enables greater kindness toward others. Awe helps shift our focus from narrow self-interest to the interests of the group and imbues people with a different sense of themselves, one that is smaller, more humble and aware of being in a much larger universal scheme.