I’ve noticed that when we do not derive pleasure from social interactions it is usually because:
- We are so focused on ourselves that we cannot really see anyone else
- We talk about ourselves too much or make everything about us
- We are preoccupied with “getting to the next thing”
- We believe that other people are inferior to us in some way
The times when life has been the richest for me are the times when I have abandoned myself to the moment and to the full appreciation of the life of another (without judgment).
“The antidote for exhaustion is whole-heartedness.” – David Whyte