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Make friends, plenty of them. Spend time with your friends, enjoying yourself and ensuring they enjoy your company too. Laugh and have fun together. Also be a good friend and seek to help them when they are down or in trouble.

Keep building your social network. Go to events, clubs and other places where you can meet others. Do it online too, of course. Be active in Facebook and other networking sites.

Remember that your friends are not there for your benefit alone, and that many will turn out to be fairweather friends, abandoning you when you are in trouble. However, if you have enough friends and you are constant and true in your friendship to them, then there will likely be someone to help you when you need your friends most.

Remember your family and relations in all this, as they may well the best friends you will have in the long term. Keep up the visits to cousins and grandparents and appreciate them whilst they are here.

Discussion

People who have a strong social network are often notably happier than those who are alone and lonely, although this does not mean solitude necessarily leads to unhappiness -- some are happy in a quiet and contemplative life.

Nevertheless, social connection is important for the happiness of most people, as indicated by the use of solitary confinement as an extreme prison punishment.

Social networks can help you find work (around a third of jobs apparently are gained this way). Your friends will provide comfort and practical support in distress. Social support networks have also been connected with longevity -- old people with friendly help live significantly longer.

See also

Friendship, Social Restoration

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