A physician at Harvard University, Nicholas A. Christakis, and James H. Fowler, a sociologist from University of California-San Diego, have published an article in the British Medical Journal stating that social networks have clusters of happy and unhappy people within them that reach out to three degrees of separation.
The authors stated that “a person’s happiness is related to the happiness of their friends, their friends’ friends, and their friends’ friends’ friends—that is, to people well beyond their social horizon.” And they found that each additional happy friend increases a person’s probability of being happy by about 9%. — For comparison, having an extra $5,000 in income only increased the probability of being happy by about 2%.
So we feel our happiness is closely related to you and that it is necessary to connect with you! For a long time now, we’ve been meaning to get to know our Lexiophiles readers better; and connect them together. Thanks to SNS, which is becoming an irresistible trend of the times, together with Google, which is making this happen more and more easily, we no longer have to be jealous of some of the fun features that some bloggers have. 🙂
So please join our circle. To join us, you can simply click the “join or sign in” at the bottom left of our front page, using your Google/Yahoo account or Open ID, —and, remember to upload a personal picture : ) We look forward to seeing you there!