Second Principle of Autarchy

There is social wealth in addition to the wealth of things and possessions

Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study

Just as those who sow seeds in the earth.  From these things … it becomes possible to reap many times more fruits. – Philodemus of Gadara

Every friendship in itself is to be desired; but the initial cause of friendship is from its advantages. – Vatican Saying 23

Those who are overly eager to make friends are not to be approved; nor yet should you approve those who avoid friendship, for risks must be run for its sake. – Vatican Saying 28

We do not so much need the assistance of our friends as we do the confidence of their assistance in need. – Vatican Saying 34

Friendship dances around the world bidding us all to awaken to the recognition of happiness. – Vatican Saying – Vatican Saying 52

The noble man is chiefly concerned with wisdom and friendship; of these, the former is a mortal good, the latter an immortal one. – Vatican Saying 78

About hiramcrespo

Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' (Humanist Press, 2014) and 'How to Live a Good Life' (Penguin Random House, 2020), and founder of He's also written for The Humanist, Eidolon, Occupy, The New Humanism, The Secular Web, Europa Laica, AteístasPR, and many other outlets.
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