Why relationships are so important?

Did you know that what gives meaning to our lives is the people?

I have been realizing that every day. In our lives, we all have families, lovers, friends, pets, teachers, coaches… Basically people, who make us take a step out of bed every morning. Imagine that day when you first had an A+ in that test you studied really hard; that day when you first got a promotion; the day of your 10th birthday when you friends  were at your home having a big party; the first day you went to school with 6/7 years old and came home super proud, telling everyone that you learn the alphabet! Do you remember those moments? Imagine them without anyone around you… It is sad right?

It is proved that the social interactions are very important since the day we are born. It is very important for a healthy development of a child and it lasts in our lives. The more introvert  people are the ones who tend to lean more to depression and other health problems. On the other hand, more sociable people tend to be more confident, to take decisions more easily and to be, as a consequence, happier.

Recently, there was launched the results of a 75-year-old research on the development of adults which has the aim to show what are the reasons why people tend to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. Robert Waldinger, psychiatrist, tells us in one of the best TED Talks I have ever watched. He concludes with the experience that the SECRET for HAPPINESS is QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS.”It seems so simple” you may think, but is not. Good relationships require effort and lots of patience. We can’t let go our friends just because they don’t like the same things or don’t share the same opinions. Of course you should try to focus in the people that really deserve your effort, but don’t judge the others because that will push them away. One of the biggest mistakes of our society is the JUDGEMENT, it is the relationship killer.

For conclusion, keep close to you the ones that really make you happy and build with them strong and healthy relationships, and also take some of your time to listen to people. Great LOVE needs time. So take time for people, sometimes people just need to be listened.

Hope you enjoyed the post! Thank you for reading!

Watch here the TED Talk I mentioned above:https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/lang/pt/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness.html” target=”_blank”>Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

Be grateful, be happy, be yourself…

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