This article is an extract of chapter #10 in Karl Moore’s best-selling book, “The 18 Rules of Happiness”.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
It turns out that Michael Caine was right all along.
Playing Scrooge in the Muppet’s Christmas Carol, he sang: “If you want to know the measure of a man, you simply count his friends!”
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!
Lots of friends. Lots of colleagues. Lots of people they call just to banter with for 10 minutes.