Do We Need Friends?
A very basic human nature is to expect miracles and I am of the opinion that miracles do happen … so it would be a miracle if at such a stage we have a shoulder to cry upon, a hand to hold. But relationships don't develop overnight - they need to be nurtured !! If we nurture our relationships and most importantly call out for help when needed … we will have that desired help at hand.
By this premise I want to state that whatever said and done, no man is an island in himself - we all need the support of someone and all the more in distress. People react differently to different situations - some just isolate themselves from the world … but do they realize that they are actually hampering their healing process.
Left just to ourselves we would take much much longer to get over any setback, as compared to if we reach out to the people we know, whom we trust and seek help … it actually helps us heal faster.
Just as you can take on outward appearances to shape public perception, you can also take on outward appearances to create internal emotions and build confidence - express an emotion physically, and you will feel that emotion internally. Adopting different postures, wearing new clothes, increasing physical activity, and exercise can all temporarily help enhance motivation and mood.
One should never forget that our reactions affect our happiness.
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