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We all long for genuine human connections, and even in a busy life with lots of people around us, these genuine connections can be hard to find.
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We might have family and friends in our lives, but when we are busy or distracted by the online world, those connections might fade. This philosophy has paid off in more genuine connections with my family and friends, but less busy-ness. Life is better when you make genuine connections. You are happier, less isolated, more creative, with new opportunities. The key to an unforced, genuine connection is openness.
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Creating the Genuine Connections We Long For By Leo Babauta We all long for genuine human connections, and even in a busy life with lots of people around us, these genuine connections can be hard to find. Why Genuine Connections Are Important There are many reasons, but these are the ones that strike me as important: We need it to be happy and fulfilled. It boosts creativity.
I find that working in solitude is the best way to createand having some time for solitude is important for reflecting on ideas … but having a genuine discussion with someone is really important for expanding on those ideas. When I get together with a friend, or talk something over with my wife, I inevitably walk away with several new or reinvigorated ideas that excite me. It creates opportunities.
While I accept fewer invitations these days than I did a couple years ago, when I randomly meet someone, I try not to be closed to them. This means opening up, wondering who they are and setting aside any prejudgements that happen, sharing who I am openly and with a smile.
Make time for the important relationships. For me, this starts with my wife and .
If you develop this one trait, you can create a personal connection with anyone
We get together for tea or a workout usually. Be open to who they are. Try to notice your expectations of the other person, and let them go. Be curious.
1: don’t put up walls
Be open to what happens. Many people go into a meeting with someone else with an agenda, and try to get that done. Let your personality come out, and allow theirs to come out, and see what happens.
Be open about yourself. Often we try to present a certain good side of ourselves. We try to come across as competent, knowledgeable, interesting, accomplished, funny, smart, etc.
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Might as well stay home. Much better is to open yourself up, to show the real you. This is scary. It means being vulnerableand being willing to be embarrassed.
2. be happy
When you become vulnerable, you risk a lot, but you also get much, much more. You get trust from the other person. You get a deeper connection.
You get a better friendship. They open up more too.