The good life is built with good relationships
Don’t worry – I haven’t gone all Felicity Kendall spiritual – I just stumbled across a Ted Talk over the weekend which said:-
People who are more isolated than they want to be from others find that they are less happy, their health declines earlier in mid life, their brain functioning declines sooner and they live shorter lives than people who are not lonely.
In a 75 year study by Harvard University the men who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80.
Being in a securely attached relationship to another person in your 80’s is protective – the memories of people in those kinds of relationships stay sharper.
The people who faired the best were the people who leaned into relationships with family and friends and community.
The good life is built with good relationships.