Dunbar’s Number

Dunbar’s number is a theory that you can only maintain meaningful connections or relationships with no more than 150 people. Dunbar’s number refers to the people you know and keep in social contact with. Those would generally be the meaningful connections that you make.

This is a freeing concept because often we are overwhelmed by all the people that we know and feeling obligated to maintain all those relationships. Quite honestly though (and according to Dunbar’s number theory) if we only have the capacityfor 150 meaningful connections, then a lot of the people we encounter won’t actually be important in our lives, and that’s okay. That allows for us to truly love those that we are with and not be worrying about countless others at the same time.

3 Things All Humans Have In Common

Differences are exciting because they give each of us an exclusive identity, but our similarities are what connect us as people. As human beings, we have a number of things in common.  Occasionally, it’s a good idea to forget our differences, and reflect on what we all have some understanding of by virtue of our common experience.  We all have - 1. Emotions 2. Needs 3. Desire for self-preservation

With these things mutually experienced by all, it takes little work to find connections, sympathy and similarities with any person.