People Are Distracting

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.

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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.

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

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.

This Is How To Make Emotionally Intelligent Friendships: 6 Secrets - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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Policing Behavior

Gossiping is a good way of identifying friends and foes. We are either judge, jury or executioner when we gossip — and we use the information we cull to keep immoral influences at arm's length.

Research indicates that people who witnessed immoral behavior feel better after gossiping about it to people who might have been affected. They are helping to spread the news, and therefore raise the possibility that the person in question is punished.

Does Gossip Have An Evolutionary Purpose?

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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.

Gossiping Is Good

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