We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
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Why We Shut People Out, and What to Do Instead

Why We Shut People Out, and What to Do Instead

Oct 20, 2016-- Why do we often see the world as "us" vs. "them"? And though it helps quiet our fears, what should we do about this unhelpful, often-damaging instinct? Harvard Psychiatrist and Zen priest Robert Waldinger, director of the longest study on health and happiness, explains why we are natural wall-builders, but actually less safe when we label people instead of relating to them. Read on for useful wall-breaking advice. (17795 reads)


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Take ActionAs you meet with friends or strangers today, note any tendency in yourself to create a barrier. Embrace your inner wall-builder, then find a way to get to know them better.



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