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  1. Mar 2018
    1. In conclusion, humans have a lot in common, and to understand yourself completely you have to understand the people in your life or the people around you.

      We need people around us to understand ourselves and understand life.

    2. His attitude towards his wife has made him understand the kind of man he his, and the area of his life he needs to work on or change.

      We learn who we are based on our relationships with others.

  2. Feb 2018
    1. Our interaction with people is what shapes the life of a human being.

      The most important part of our lives is how we effect others. We need a purpose to be happy, so we need others.

    1. The party’s agenda is solely to pass legislation to defend the rights outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment for unborn children.

      It was helpful for me to read this article from an official source that is not trying to argue anything. I didn't know that the 14th amendment was the main official reason for republican views on abortion. I'm sure there are many other unofficial reasons that play into these views, but this article did a good job stating the facts.

    1. Practice altruism Helping other people is one of the most effective ways to boost your self-esteem, research shows. That, in turn, uncorks a whole bottle of brain hormones and can lead to happiness, health, and well-being. His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks of altruism as enlightened selfishness, because it ultimately serves your own happiness.

      Helping other people does make us happier! Also this connects to my research. In my survey, those who answered that they offer emotional support to others more than they received it also ranked the highest on how good of a person they believed themselves to be. Those who tended to see themselves as good people also ranked the highest for happy they normally are, so it is all a chain, and this is another thing to add to that.

    2. Ask about other people’s experience

      It can help us to learn how to by happy from others. The happiest people are great examples to follow.

    3. Comparing yourself to others—whether the amount of free time you have, your success at work, who you’ve dated or married, or what you’re wearing—is a happiness toxin.

      A reason that other people would decrease our overall happiness, however this is on a different topic than human connection, which is what I want to mainly look at.

    4. If you don’t have food, shelter, and clothing, then making enough money to cover basic needs will definitely increase your happiness. But beyond that, studies show that extra money matters relatively little.

      There are more important things to happiness than material goods. We need something else. Is it other people?

    5. Happiness doesn’t just happen for most people, particularly in our fast-paced society where it’s easy to feel isolated, rushed, and deprived in comparison to the “beautiful people” in magazines and movies and on TV.

      We need to work for happiness and figure out what will help us achieve it. This article goes into depth about particular ways that we can do that.

    1. criminal histories can complicate applications for dispensary licenses.

      The same groups that are looking for a new job opportunity to do something legal could be limited by their pasts. The issue could pile up because some of them have records, but are now trying to sell drugs legally.

    1. During such battles children begin to think through the complex consequences of their behaviors and to weigh the relative merits of several possible outcomes.

      Early friendships are necessary for social growth for children.

    1. Lonely people might not need our advice on how to master social skills. They already have that knowledge.

      We all naturally have social skills, and they need to be used.

    2. rather than their own anxiety

      people who are lonely have higher anxiety

    3. choking happens because you mister a skill, you know how to do something, but instead of just allowing yourself to perform, you start to over think what you already know how to do.

      this can be applied to lonely people, because they think so much about what to do in social situations because they care so much, but then they overthink and choke even though they know what to do.

    1. the idea that there's something wrong with you if you need good social ties to be happy is silly--and destructive.

      we train ourselves to think this way, and it is unhealthy, because we are keeping ourselves from happiness by not letting ourselves depend on others and make deep connections.

    1. Interestingly, even our interactions with people we do not know that well give us a sense that we are part of that larger community

      Both large and small interactions matter, larger ones make more of a difference, but smaller ones bring us into our surrounding community as well.

    2. Strong ties were particularly important. On days when people interacted many times with their strong ties, they reported that they were happier and felt more like they belonged to the community than when they interacted fewer times with their strong ties

      The more time we spend with the people we are close to, the more interactions we have with them, and then we feel better about ourselves. A key to happiness is spending time with others.

    3. So, can weak ties contribute to your happiness?

      daily interactions that aren't serious could be just as important as close relationships. Do we need those to by happy?