Connection Helps Individuals Thrive

Connection is a “superpower,” a turbocharger, that makes people “smarter, happier, and more productive.” At least, that’s how UCLA neuroscience professor Matthew Lieberman, author of Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, has described it (Lieberman 2013a).

Most people don’t yet recognize connection as a superpower that can protect them and propel them forward; therefore, they miss out on its benefits. In their defense, they may be living and working in cultures that have conditioned them not to see, feel, or experience connection as much as they should to live the most productive and enjoyable lives possible.

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