Social Engagement and Family
In his book "The triumphs of Experience", George Vaillant tells us that the ability of your mother to love you or not, has a profound effect on your life. However, even if that was not the case, if you can develop the ability to love, and if you will allow yourself to be loved, a great treasure can be created. Family life is very important. Spend time with family members, cherish and nurture them. Try to find a marriage partner, and work to make the marriage a success. In that regard, the misuse of alcohol is the biggest destroyer, but the misuse of money, or betraying trust is also destructive.
“When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.”?
“Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.”?
This is a paper published by the National Institute of Health (USA) Social Relationships and Health: A Flashpoint for Health Policy. "Studies show that social relationships have short- and long-term effects on health, for better and for worse, and that these effects emerge in childhood and cascade throughout life to foster cumulative advantage or disadvantage in health.