One of the most comprehensive long term studies related to life happiness, satisfaction, health, and longevity backs the important role of the social part of wealth in life. It upholds that social connections improve all aspects of a person’s life, and supports the importance of paying attention to increasing the social part of wealth.
Here are some key quotes from a TED talk from the current director of the study,
“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period.”
“It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community are happier, they’re physically healthier and they live longer than people who are less well connected.”
“It’s not just the number of friends you have, and it’s not whether or not you’re in a committed relationship. “It’s the quality of your close relationships that matters.”
Here is a link to the TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness?language=en