This makes sense in the way that the reason why the brotherhood in the past was so strong more than likely had a lot to do with the fact that the students all had a common goal which was protecting themselves and one another from the hardships of the time. One other aspect is that today's students do not have to physically be in the presence of each other to connect with all the technology of today. In many ways one could make the argument that today’s Morehouse students can easily connect with a lot more of their brothers than what was possible in the past thus building bigger and more easily maintained sense of brotherhood. Now that times have change so must that common goal and way of communication amongst the students it just depends on what the
On the other hand, Froh, et al. (2010) suggested at the dispositional level, gratitude is part of a wider life orientation towards noticing and appreciating the positive in the world and this life orientation should be distinct from optimism, hope and trust. This definition of gratitude was also confirmed in the study of Chinese school teachers in Hongkong (Chan, 2010). The result indicated also correlated positively with a meaningful life orientation to happiness. In the case of the study of Chen & Wu (2013) in “Gratitude Enhances Changes in Athletes’ Self-Esteem: The Moderating Role of Trust in Coach”, the result showed that athletes with higher levels of gratitude increased their self-esteem over time when they their affective trustin their coaches is high as well.
Those being very famous mean that they have more friends to encounter. Having more friends’ means they have more social life and they feel that they belong with the cool people. This feeling cool person often stands out from everybody else and boasts about themselves if they get awards, and praises.
Another reason why volunteering is important, is the positive effect it has on a volunteer’s mental and physical health. The article explains, “Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others and helps you develop a solid support system, which in turn protects you against depression” (Segal, Robinson). This quote from the article explains that volunteering improves the wellbeing of the volunteers. The social component due to helping and working with others can have a tremendous effect on a volunteer’s well-being. Volunteers who are shy learn long-lasting social skills and the social component of volunteering also relives anxiety.
Happiness is a great emotion that can improve a person’s way of life. Happiness can bring people closer together, and make the world a better place. It is healthy for the human person to indulge in activities or hobbies that they enjoy. A study from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi who’s study was featured in Wallis’ article, “The New Science of Happiness” actually states that participating in hobbies creates “a happy state of mind called flow , the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity familiar to athletes, musicians, videogame enthusiasts almost anyone who loses himself in a favorite pursuit” (Wallis). Csikszentmihalyi who is a psychologist has studied these feelings and has proven that happiness is not a terrible emotion.
When you smile, you appear more confident and relaxed, attracting more people toward you. When you smile, you increase your chances of making friends and finding that person you want to build a healthy romantic relationship with. Your smile also has the power to make you succeed in your professional life. Career success depends a great deal on how you build and maintain relationships with the people you work for and with, so your smile (or the lack of it) can be a determiner of how successful you will become. Losing Your Smile But how do you smile when you do not feel very confident about the state of your teeth?
My confirmed profile is an ENFJ; this means that in business and school I am a very reliant and helpful individual. ENFJ possess a natural charm that can easily attract and befriend people. They are charismatic individuals and can be persuasive as well as motivational speakers. The extravert; meaning that they are able to speak freely and communicate well, As an ENFJ I tend to be more attracted to client facing roles or roles that allows me to be a first hand aid to clients. Such a position affords me great comfort and happiness when I realize the joy and gratitude of a client after a successful service delivery.
Discussion Individual relationships and connections with others can be a source of enjoyment and support. They help people to feel they belong and have a part to play in society. People who feel socially connected contribute towards building communities and society. Social connectedness has been shown to be associated with good health, low crime, higher educational achievement, economic growth, and other positive benefits (Capon & Blakely, 2007). High levels of social connectedness are thought to promote better health and psychological wellbeing (Giordano & Lindstorm, 2010).
By creating a community fueled by things such as love and camaraderie, more individuals are able to take advantage of the comfort and support that is provided. If more people were able to feel the same sense of community and belonging that I am fortunate enough to, then I believe that the well-being of more individuals would improve substantially. After hearing the numerous stories that have been presented at the Magalassi Foundation’s “We Matter” symposiums throughout the years, I have taken appreciation for how fortunate I am to be in the place that I am at both mentally and physically. Furthermore, I have determined that it is my duty to help spread the message of suicide prevention to others so that they can benefit in the same way that I have. If by circulating valuable mental health information can stop even one person from being consumed by the darkness of suicide, then progress will be able to transpire.