The Savannah Theory

The Savannah Theory or the Evolutionary Legacy Hypothesis suggests that we respond or react to circumstances just as our ancestors did.

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Happy Alone

A brand new study finds out that while normally, people are happy when they are surrounded by friends, the really smart ones seem to be happier when they are alone.

Smart people find that being a lot with other people distracts them from their aspirations and goals.

They find people around them annoying after a while, as they have better, more productive things to do, which they prefer doing alone.

A variety of different domains point out to the fact that our brains function best in a group of 150 people around us, not more. This includes early civilization evidence and the number of holiday greetings that people send in a year.

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People who have friends live longer

A study on longevity found that it was not weight, eating habits, exercise, air pollution, etc. that affected how long someone lives.

Only two things made a huge difference:

  • frequency of social support
  • how integrated peope were in their community.

Generally, gossiping has a bad reputation. It is called the faceless demon that breaks hearts and ruins careers. It is also termed as the three-pronged tongue that kills the teller, listener, and the person being gossiped about, all at once.

Essential for our survival

Friendships need to be carefully acquired to avoid negative influences. Friendships need a continuous effort that can be difficult to manage. They will go through ups and downs and will be subject to time pressure and geographical constraints.

However, our ability to form friendships is critical and a fundamental part of who we are.

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