What makes a “good life”?
What makes you happy?
Millennials often think money makes a person happy.
Other people may think being famous makes a person happy.
According to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger’s TED Talk, What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness, he declares neither money nor fame makes an individual happy. Waldinger is the director of a 75-year-old Harvard study on adult development, which discovered three important lessons, in addition to wisdom about how to develop a fulfilling, long life.
What is the foundation of these three lessons? Relationships make people happy.
Foster and nurture your present relationships with family and friends, and build new bonds with those individuals in need of your care; individuals who are lonely and can benefit from human connection. We all benefit from human connection.
How will you reach out to an old friend or estranged family member?
In what ways will you strengthen your existing relationships with friends and family?
What new relationships will you develop this week, month, or year?