Relationships with other people sometimes can be hard, frustrating and overwhelming because we are not sure how to handle all the different personalities, ideas and drama.
But relationships don't have to be that hard. If you keep reading, you'll find why we need relationships and what to do to help you have great relationship with your family, friends, clients and more.
Can you imagine living in a world without people? If you cannot imagine that, watch The Martian movie. Or how about living in a deserted island like Tom Hanks in the movie Cast Away? I think that would be so boring to death.
Ok, let’s not be so dramatic and think instead of living in a world where everyone does, thinks, believes, and almost says the same things, like in The LEGO Movie. It would be kind of annoying, right?
Understand why we need relationships
Relationships are any kind of interaction and connection with other people or things.
And even though the word relationship is most commonly used to represent romantic relationships, relationships can actually be formed with parents, siblings, spouse, children, relatives, friends, neighbors, business partners, etc.
Now, let me give you what I believe are the three main reasons why we need people and relationships in our lives:
We like variety: We actually enjoy diversity; diversity is what makes us desire new and different things and experiences. If we don't see the possibility of something creative and different, we would never be able to invent anything new.
They help us define our desires and beliefs: By interacting with other’s people thoughts and beliefs, we actually define ours to be the same, or somewhat similar, or totally the opposite. Yes, we create new desires and beliefs by exchanging information and contradicting with each other's beliefs and ideas.
They make this world fun: People are the life of the party. Imagine a party without people, not so much fun right? Or imagine going to a sports game by yourself, who are you going to share your excitement with when your team is winning?
When we embrace diversity and welcome contradiction, we allow each other to feel free to create more and new ways to have pleasant experiences in our lives from which everyone benefits.
How to have great relationships
Always keep in mind that we all do things that we individually think will make us happy. So, don't take things so personal when you see actions you don't agree with. It's usually not about you.
I hope that by considering these points above, you will have more fulfilling and positive relationships in your life.
What other ideas do you have that can also help us have great relationships?