Want to be happy? It’s relationships – not money or fame

By Shane Dean, Editor and Motivational Speaker.

It’s official – close relationships, not money or fame, the secret to happiness.

A Harvard University study lasting almost 80 years has proven what many people suspected – if you want to be happy, put relationships first. 

Society, advertising, social media and, the media pulls and pushes us all to pursue more money, bigger this, bigger that, better body, car or whatever.

But they are meaningless things where happiness is.

Happiness is about close relationships

The Harvard study found that close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives.

Their Director Robert Waldinger (for Ted Talk Click here), said: “The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health.

“Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation.”

As Einstein said: “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

Genius quote and very true, but as Harvard scientists have proved, we also need good relationships.

(Shane Dean motivates people and organisations with a tonic of tips to help us to feel better. To enquire about bookings email shane@goodnewsbrain.com)