SCIENTISTS, PHILOSOPHERS AND psychologists have tried to figure out what makes humans happy and healthy since time immemorial. Most have assumed good genes play a role in achieving these goals, but it seems study after study has proven everyone wrong. One of the best things we can do to be happy and healthy is to avoid social isolation and loneliness.
Psychology Today reported that scientific evidence has proven that loneliness and social isolation could have serious health consequences. Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, director of the ongoing Harvard Study of Adult Development begun in 1938, said in his viral TED Talk on happiness, “loneliness kills.”
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