When some people begin to work with others on their development, they often gravitate to weaknesses rather than strengths. Maybe that’s because it’s so easy to see others’ problems and shortcomings. But if you start by putting your energies into correcting people’s weaknesses, you will demoralize them and unintentionally sabotage the enlarging process.
Relationships define what it means to be human.
Love is the greatest, wisest investment we can make in the human economy.
…the degree of social cohesion that you feel with other people is the greatest predictor of success during a time of challenge and stress.
The data suggest that to have a thriving day, we need six hours of social time. When we get at least six hours of daily social time, it increases our wellbeing and minimizes stress and worry.
Each additional close friendship you have contributes even more to your life and daily experiences. Our research has found that people who have at least three or four very close friendships are healthier, have higher wellbeing, and are more engaged in their jobs. But the absence of any close friendships can lead to boredom, loneliness, …