• Michael Dahdal

Keeping Your Circle Small

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

We know that social connection can lower anxiety and depression, boost the immune system, lead to higher self-esteem and is simply just good for your health.

But human connection on the other hand goes a little deeper.

It’s the exchange of energy between people that are paying attention to each other - it has power to inspire change and build trust.

But even then, these moments are often taken for granted, superficial and allowed to become transient.

Maintained only for as long as it continues to serve self-interest, with very little or no regard for the other.

Genuine human connection then is very very rare.

It is connection based on deep trust and mutual respect.

On loyalty and reciprocity; on this equal exchange of not only energy, but time and attention.

Knowing if someone truly cares, they’ll be there and they’ll make the effort.

They’ve got your back and you’ve got theirs.

There is never any doubt or second guessing it - it's solid.

This not only deepens the moments you share, but it lays the foundations for a life fully lived.

A life of unbreakable bonds; of nourishment and assurance;

And a strong sense of safety and security.

You see, having a large social network may help in serving your ego.

It may make you feel good about yourself, for a little while at least, for as long as it lasts.

But life isn’t about feeling good,

It’s about being good and doing good

And that’s best achieved when you keep your circle small.

So choose wisely and learn to really appreciate those who choose you.

Not only in word, but in deed.

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