MASTERY OF LIFE IS NOT A SOLO ENDEAVOUR. WHEN YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE PEOPLE WHO BRING OUT YOUR BEST AND EMBOLDEN YOUR THINKING, YOU CAN DO MORE, BE MORE AND GIVE MORE THAN YOU EVER COULD OTHERWISE. WE ARE BRAVER TOGETHER THAN WE CAN EVER BE ALONE.
We are innately social beings. As such, we're at our best when we're deeply connected to other people.
But not just to any people. To people who respect our individuality, bring out our best and broaden our thinking.
Perhaps you already have people like that in your life. People who you feel safe to be around — with whom you can lower your guard, expose your vulnerability, confide your struggles, share your dreams and celebrate your wins. People you can count on to have your back, hold your feet to the fire (when your fear rises up) and tell you the truth, even when it's hard to hear. People who help you be a better version of yourself and whom you can trust. Deeply.
While we live in an increasingly individualistic society we need each other every bit as much today as we ever have. Yet recent studies have found that despite being more interconnected than at any time in history, people feel increasingly alone. Surprisingly, those who report feeling loneliest are those you'd expect it from least: those under 35, who are the most prolific social networkers of all.
Social media appeals to our vulnerability and vanity, yet it also provides the illusion of friendship which, in real life, can be superficial ...