How community mantains happiness
Written by Rebecca Olayiwola
The essence of belonging comes from forming relationships where we are valued essentially for who we are. To transcend is to act in love. Community brings transcendental relationships, a connection that goes beyond touch and sound. It is an energy that brings a collection of inspiration and interconnectedness that nourishes our happiness and a sense of shared humanity. One of the world’s most sustained study of adult life discovered that people who were surrounded by warm, loving relationships lived longer and happier than those who were lonely. The findings from The Harvard Study Of Adult Development reveal that more than money or fame, our relationships with other human beings is what kept people happy.
A community embedded in love is a community that will flourish because the aspiration of every individual is what will sustain it to reach a purpose. It helps remind us that failure and suffering is a shared human experience, not an isolated journey.
“Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals that can go it alone.” — Margaret W