What makes great friends? Different people can give different answers to this question. Here is what the Buddha said about true friendship. “Young man, be aware of these four good-hearted friends: the helper, the friend who endures in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate friend.” The Buddha, or The Enlightened One, was to a large clan called the Shakyas. Throughout his adult years, he created many sutras for humankind to learn from so that they, too, could eventually achieve enlightenment. Above all,
Slowly, people are starting to embrace more intentional lifestyles. One of the ways people are doing this is through communal living. Another is by giving back to the community. We live in a consumer driven world that promotes selfishness and a focus on things. Living more intentional takes back that focus. Spending time with family, friends, and building a community is a much more fulfilling use of our time and resources. Communal Living This style of living promotes human connection. People young and old are
We all like to think that we have good manners and know our social behaviors and etiquette rules. But is it possible that we are not conducting ourselves properly and in turn pushing people away from us with our social behaviors? If you’ve ever experienced an eye roll in your direction or a blank stare, then read on. It could be that your social behaviors are irritating those around you. 1. Not making eye contact Studies show that you should hold a person’s gaze for
Use these clever social hacks if social situations make you feel awkward and uncomfortable. Interacting with others in a social setting is what makes us human. It sets us apart from other animals and allows us to make plans for the future, form relationships and seal business deals. But what if these types of social settings make you anxious and overwhelm you? Social anxiety is on the rise in the 21st century, but there are ways to overcome it. Social situations are full of unwritten
It is said that you are the average of the five people that you spend the most time with. So what if you surround yourself with empowering people? People you hang out with do matter for your wellbeing and personal development. It’s important to think about whom you are spending your time with, as they will directly influence who you are as a person and therefore what you can achieve. There are different kinds of friends, those who inspire you and those that drain you.
Have you ever wondered if the people you surround yourself with are your true friends? Here are some things to help you know for sure. When we are younger we believe the more friends we have, the more popular we look and ultimately the happier we will be. But as we get older, start working and have busier lives, we realize that actually what is more important is the quality of the friends we have. Below are qualities you’ll notice if you have true friends:
Sometimes we are in a bad company without even realizing it. Being around the wrong people can steal your happiness and hinder your progress. You may find yourself working hard to be a positive and happy person, yet, somehow something keeps dragging you down. Why can’t you seem to get this sense of negativity out of your life? Rather than asking what it could be, it may be time to start considering who it could be. It’s hard to admit that you are in a
It’s important to have people in your life whom you can count on, but it becomes unhealthy when you get too emotionally attached to them. These are five warning signs to look out for when deciphering whether you get emotionally attached to others too easily. 1. Constantly checking your phone for messages. One surefire sign that someone is on your mind, a little too much, is constantly checking your phone in hopes that they have messaged you. If you notice yourself panicking when a friend