You are wired for relationships. The worst punishment known to man is solitary confinement. Jeff Haden, contributing editor to Inc, wrote: “A clinical review of nearly 150 studies on friendships found that people with strong social ties had a 50 percent better chance of survival, regardless of age, sex, health status, and cause of death, than those with weaker ties. The conclusion was based on information on more than 300,000 individuals who were followed for an average of 7.5 years. In fact, according to the researchers, the health risk of having few friends was similar to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and more dangerous than being obese or not exercising in terms of decreasing your lifespan.”
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