Essay On Being Connected To Others

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To become connected to others in kind and caring relationships is paramount to our happiness as a people. The pursuit of happiness is guaranteed as an inalienable right in our constitution, cultivated in our faith traditions, and supported in our families, schools and communities. To become truly happy, we must get connected to others. The need to get connected is equally true for introverts as extroverts and for adults and children. However, in today's fast-paced and mobile world, the ability to get connected to others is often challenging. Whether you are reaching out to a new community, going through a major life transition, or you are simply shy, these tips can help you reach out and create more friendships and thus, more happiness in your life. Take a class: Extension classes, community colleges, and universities all offer venues of exploration…show more content…
Sociologists and psychologists have done extensive research on happiness, and it seems that when we interact with happy people or with children, it is not only we who become happier, but we inspire happiness to the fourth power. In other words, to our friends, friends, friends too! How cool is that! We all love people who exude authenticity, open-mindedness and a down-to-earth nature. It is why most people enjoy being around children. People who are open, playful and trusting give us permission to be the same. Knowing that you are seen for who you really are and acknowledged for your skills and interests is a very fulfilling experience and the basis for positive and lasting relationships. In the movie Avatar, when the Na'vi people declared their love for each other, the expression they used was "I see you". When we feel someone sees us for our true nature, and accepts us with all of our perfections and foibles, it creates a high level of connectivity and
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