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

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About hiramcrespo

Hiram Crespo is the author of 'Tending the Epicurean Garden' and founder of societyofepicurus.com. 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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