The Power of Positive People


  • our well-being also is influenced by the company we keep
  • can influence obesity, anxiety and overall happiness
  • remarkably optimistic and upbeat
  • a renewed commitment not only to exercise and healthful living, but to simply step up my social life and spend more time hanging out with happy people.
  • The key to building a successful moai is to start with people who have similar interests, passions and values.
  • I argue that the most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years is to curate your immediate social network
  • Your group of friends are better than any drug or anti-aging supplement, and will do more for you than just about anything



沈复在沧浪亭畔生活多年。沧浪亭位于苏州古城南北主干道人民路稍南端的东侧,初为北宋诗人苏舜钦所建,现已列入世界文化遗产名录。沧浪亭北侧临水, 楼台亭阁,一座典型的江南小园林。”过石桥,进门,折东曲径而入,叠石成山,林木葱翠。亭在土山之巅。” 现状与书中描述完全吻合,但土山不高,至多只有两层楼那么高。当时的”周望极目可数里”当然已不可能。园中的”看山楼”似乎更高些。据书中”…居沧浪亭爱 莲居西间壁,板桥内一轩临流,…檐前老树一株,浓荫覆窗,…隔岸游人往来不绝…”的文字,可推测沈复的住宅应位于沧浪亭园林的西侧,即现在的人民路到沧浪 亭园林之间(现为几家商店)。因现在园内建筑中已没有名为”爱莲居”的房间,最西处是”锄月轩”和”藕花水榭”,沈复和陈芸婚后消夏之处很可能就是”锄月 轩”或旁边临河处。沧浪亭的河对面有一个小园林名”可园”,从网上资料(沧浪区志)证实其前身即为书中所述的”近山林”和”正谊书院”。

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