Travel and the Art of Losing Friends. After months on the road, you find yourself back home and excited to resume old friendships.
You plan dinners, get-togethers, and nights out. And, as some people fail to respond or show up, you begin realize an awful truth — while you were out exploring the world, your friends crept out the back door of your life. And, unlike you, they aren’t coming back. They ghosted. After being away for over six months, I came back to New York eager to reconnect with my friends. “What are you doing two weeks from now?” I expected it but, after many weeks of missed connections and noticed absences from events, I realized that while I was away, I too had been ghosted on.
At first, I was sad. Then I was mad. But as I calmed down and thought about it more, I realized I was looking at this situation the wrong way. Most people maintain a wide social network, and when you are in touch with that network it’s easy to think relationships are deeper than they are. Media.proquest. The 7 Habits of Highly Playful People. Close Quarters.
Humanitas. Human Condition. Being Human. Philosophikos. Societal Gumbo. Pax Humanitas. SociO. I am your fellow man, but not your slave. It's a lengthy letter, but perfectly written and such a valuable read.
The final paragraph is also exquisite. TO MY OLD MASTER.Thomas Auld,Sir:The long and intimate, though by no means friendly, relation which unhappily subsisted between you and myself, leads me to hope that you will easily account for the great liberty which I now take in addressing you in this open and public manner. The same fact may possibly remove any disagreeable surprise which you may experience on again finding your name coupled with mine, in any other way than in an advertisement, accurately describing my person, and offering a large sum for my arrest.
In thus dragging you again before the public, I am aware that I shall subject myself to no inconsiderable amount of censure. I shall probably be charged with an unwarrantable if not a wanton and reckless disregard of the rights and proprieties of private life. New research reveals that oxytocin could make us more accepting of others. (New York, New York) September 27, 2013 - Oxytocin - often referred to as the 'love hormone' because of its ability to promote mother-infant attachment and romantic bonding in adults - could also make us more accepting of other people, as found in new research, "Oxytocin Sharpens Self-other Perceptual Boundary," by Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation research grantee Valentina Colonnello Ph.D. published online today in Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Together with Dr. Markus Heinrichs from the Department of Psychology at the University of Freiburg in Germany, Dr. Colonnello found that oxytocin can sharpen the brain's self-other differentiation - a function that has been shown to play a crucial role in social bonding, successful social interactions and the tolerance of others. They also found that oxytocin helps to increase our positive evaluation of other people. This further supports the role of the oxytocinergic system in the empathic response and the modulation of social cognition. Happiness is understandable, obtainable, and teachable. Bar-On: Emotional intelligence: An integral part... The Journal of Happiness and Well-Being. Journal of Happiness Studies. The peer-reviewed Journal of Happiness Studies is devoted to scientific understanding of subjective well-being.
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