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CAIRO – 18 June 2017: Throughout the seasons of your life friends come and go. By time, it is getting easy to lose touch with friends and hard to blossom new friendships, through your adulthood. Plus, social media has replaced the face to face communication, and friendship gathering became fewer and fewer. Your best friend became the social media itself and now you see your friends behind a screen.
However, friendship is crucially important in anyone's life. As adult friends can have huge impact over how you think, behave and feel. Here are three scientific reasons you should maintain healthy friendships:
1- Increase your self control
Surround yourself with people who have a high degree of self-discipline to help you resist your temptations.
A research conducted by psychological scientists Catherine Shea, Gráinne Fitzsimons, and Erin Davisson of Duke University was published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science suggested that, people with low self-control could relieve a lot of their self-control struggles by being with an individual who helps them. Hence, people with low self-control often seek out discipline in their friends to boost their will power.
2- Decrease of Financial risks:
According to the June 2013 issue of journal of consumer research that people lack social interactions, they are more likely to have bigger risks with money. Researchers discovered is person is feeling lonely or rejected they are more likely to spend more.
Thus, surround yourself with small group of friends that you feel yourself around them. This group of friends will help you avoid making huge financial risks.
3- Close friends can make you live longer:
A study by Flinder’s University in Australia closely followed 1,500 people for 10 years. Researchers found that individuals with large networks of friends outlived the others by 22 percent!