Are There Positives in How Our Relationships Affect Our Health?

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It's funny because one of the reactions to a lot of those researches is that this is the death of free will, and I do think that there are lots of things that are happening out there right now, right at this very instant that are going to affect you, they are going to affect me, and there's very little we can do about it.

At the same time, I think that it's a fundamental shift in our conceptualization of ourselves to realize that we also have that power, that we when we make a change are not only influencing the people that we know and love, but the people that they are connected to and the people that they are connected to.

There are dozens and in some cases hundreds of people out there that are changing as a result of your changes, every single day. Everything you feel, think and do, these things are rippling through the network, and so while you may have less control over your own actions, the control that you do have has a much more profound than and for me, I don't know if this affects everybody, I actually would like to get research study on this, but for me my reaction to these was to actually lose five pounds [xx] because for the first time I realized I was not only making myself healthier but also my son and my son's best friend.

Maybe even my son's best friends mother, all of these people extend out the network where impacted by everything they do and that's why I think it's so important for us to study these outcomes because of eventually knowing that, I think we'll also take greater responsibility of our own health.