Miami Herald: The pursuit of happiness can be good for our health and well-being | Opinion
We have a need for physical distancing to quell the spread of COVID-19. Yet some people are translating this to mean social distancing. Many experts, including former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, point to a potential “social recession” rising from this separation because of increased feelings of loneliness.
Research shows that human connection is a powerful tool to combat the collective trauma and stress associated with the pandemic. Research also points that relationships are the greatest indicator of happiness. Therefore, happiness is important and worth our attention given its positive effects.