I used to be very social “out there” in the real world, when I had jobs outside the home. Since I came home to work about 8 years ago, I became more of a “hermit” and only work by telecommuting/virtual arrangements. Promoting my freelance business and my custom quilt business depends on social networking, and social networking also helps in the field of education, as I’m working on my doctoral degree. So I definitely agree with today’s rule of happiness to be more social!
We are up to #10 of Karl Moore’s Rules of Happiness.
Here are #1 – #9 in case you have missed any:
Now here’s today’s rule…
Rule #10 – Be More Social
“Countless studies on the science of happiness have turned up one single characteristic of the happiest and most successful people in society. They have a large social network!
Don’t just wait for interesting people to stumble into your life. Keep going and going. Expand your social circle as far as you can.
Be the person that walks through town and bumps into a dozen friends.” –Karl Moore
“Let us be grateful to people
who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.”
– Marcel Proust
I have discovered over the past few years just how much fun it is to have a large social network. As a freelancer who works from a home office, I especially enjoy and appreciate being able to socialize online. My favorite social network is Facebook, because I can more easily keep in touch with family and friends, as well as participate in groups with people who have mutual interests (like blogging and sewing!)
So what are YOUR thoughts?
You’re online, so what do you think of online social networks? Do you have a large social network offline as well, or are you more of a “home body” like I am?