Is to connect with others.
Connection is likely the most important factor of life satisfaction and emotional well-being.
When we connect with others:
- we experience positive emotions such as joy, hope and love,
- we grow as people,
- our physical health improves,
- we cultivate greater meaning and purpose within our lives, and
- we do exactly the same for their lives, too.
I think that one of the biggest mistakes we can make is to spend all our time on work or the pursuit of greater status and power.
Because no matter what we achieve here, it still somehow finds a way to feel insignificant when compared to building a connection with the people we most care about.