Today is the first Sunday of August and hence, the world is celebrating the most beautiful relationship on earth and that is friendship. Are you a social butterfly with lots of friends? Or do you love to keep few friends who will always remain close to you?
No matter what your choice is, you can’t deny that friendship is the most cherished thing you can ever have! Well, this friendship day, let’s know some interesting facts about friendship. We bet you will just love it!
#1 Those with better social network and a number of close friends will recover from any illness faster than the loners.
#2 On the 10th International Friendship Day in the year 1967, Beatles released their famous song, “With a Little Help From My Friends”.
#3 A study at the University of Virginia revealed that we feel the same pain that our friends feel. The study was done on 22 people where they were threatened with electrical shocks that will either be applied to themselves or their friends or other people. The brain scan revealed that the fear felt by the people for themselves and their friends were quite the same.
#4 In your entire lifetime, you will have around 396 friends but only 1 to 12 friendships last throughout life.
#5 Not having a close friend is as alarming as smoking or being overweight. It is time to make more friends, isn’t it?
#6 If your friends tell you what irritates them, then the relationship becomes much more stable. Knowing a friend’s reaction in different situations is just as vital as knowing what they like and dislike.
#7 Robin Dunbar has revealed that when someone new enters in your life, he/she can replace two others from your close circle.
#8 A study done in the year 2004 has revealed that the number of trusted friends have decreased by a third and the number of people with no close friends has doubled. Sad but true!
#9 Friendship also helps people live longer and happier life. It makes you less susceptible to diseases such as arthritis, cardiac problems, and inflammatory bowel problem. It also reduces the effects of stress which is a part of our everyday life.
#10 Animals like Horses, Baboons, Hyenas, Elephants, Bats and Dolphins can form a lifelong friendship with members that belong to other species including humans.
Aren’t these eye-opening? So, go and make friends! It will only bring more happiness to your life.