A 75-yearlong Harvard Study of Adult Development reveals three secrets to what makes a good life:
- More than wealth, fame and a successful career, good social connections keep us happier and healthier. Loneliness is toxic to a healthy life.
- The quality of relationships matter more than the number of friends. In fact, the study finds that the quality of relationships affect health even more than cholesterol levels.
- Good relationships protect both the body and the brain. Participants with good relationships had less memory decline and sharper memories.
Mark Twain said it best when he said, “There isn’t time- so brief is life – for bickerings, apologies, heart burnings, callings to account. there is only time for loving – & but an instant, so to speak, for that.”
Click here to hear more from Robert Waldinger, the current director of the Harvard study. http://bit.ly/2QnNI3e The bottom line: