Articles to read:

Reclaiming Friendship: A Visual Taxonomy of Platonic Relationships to Counter the Commodification of the Word “Friend” via Brain Pickings
"I often puzzle over the nature, structure, and function of friendship in human life — a function I have found to be indispensable to my own spiritual survival and, I suspect, to that of most human beings. But during a recent interview on Think Again, I found myself concerned with the commodification of the word 'friend' in our culture."

The Ancient Greeks’ 6 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Change Your Life) via Yes! Magazine
"...what were the six loves known to the Greeks? And how can they inspire us to move beyond our current addiction to romantic love, which has 94 percent of young people hoping—but often failing—to find a unique soul mate who can satisfy all their emotional needs?"

The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi: Chapter III RIGHT INTENTION via Vipassana Fellowship
"The Buddha explains right intention as threefold: the intention of renunciation, the intention of good will, and the intention of harmlessness. The three are opposed to three parallel kinds of wrong intention: intention governed by desire, intention governed by ill will, and intention governed by harmfulness."

Videos to watch:

What Makes A Good Life? Lessons From The Longest Study On Happiness via TEDtalks
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken.

Friendship & Vulnerability via The School Of Life
"We often think that the best way to have friends is to be deeply impressive and accomplished. In fact, the route to true friendship always flows through vulnerability."

Books to check out:

Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life by Massimo Pigliucci

How Should We Live? by Roman Krznaric

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