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Individual Happiness

Self-reliance is good, but people need people
July 8th, 2021

“As a general rule, researchers find that individualism in a country strongly predicts the average level of well-being, even when correcting for life expectancy, access to food and water, and other variables,” writes Arthur Brooks in the latest in his “How to Build a Life” series.  But individualism and self-reliance do not mean isolation.  Going your own way is fine, but people need a true sense of belonging to be truly happy.

Read More:  Arthur Brooks, The Atlantic


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