In 1938, Scientists at Harvard University began one of the most compelling studies in history and revealed the secret factor for a long and happy life. 80 years of data show quality (amount of joy) of relationships dictates our quality of life; not socioeconomics, not race, not genes, not cholesterol, predict success or quality. Good relationships were good, strife and turmoil were bad for health. The more socially connected to family, friends, and communities the better wellbeing. Any who felt isolated and or felt “lonelier than he wanted to be” aged significantly faster and had poorer health by middle age. Meanwhile, those who felt they were living in warm and loving relationships were more protected than those with more money or fame or achievement. Love and kindness with those around us protected their neurons and DNA…especially into their 80s!
The more friends you have the longer you live…