Robert Waldinger's What Makes A Good Life

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Relationships play an important role in the quest for the “good life.” According to Robert Waldinger in What Makes a Good Life, “The feeling of loneliness can be toxic” and that those who feel lonely are “more likely to have declining health and memory at an early age.” People who experience these feelings won’t have the healthy and able body that they need in order to reach their “good life.” As Professor Watkins also said in lecture, no one reflects on their experiences in life and says, “Wow! I had a great and lonely life!” Although these people may be happy in specific moments of their life, they won’t be able to emotionally reach their “good life.”
Additionally, Waldinger states that “it is not just about having many relationships,
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