Leo Buscaglia on “the Art of Fully Being Human”

Topics: Psychology, Happiness, Love Pages: 2 (801 words) Published: February 21, 2012
Leo Buscaglia on “The Art of Fully Being Human”

Now just hearing the name of the lecture and the name of the speaker, I thought I was in for some psychology lesson on some weird stuff. But as I watched more of Buscaglia’s videos, I really started to see that what he has to say is something really important, and he has a lot of key points that I think a lot of people need to hear and are missing today.

One of the first things I heard him say that stood out to me was that “we’re all so much together in our world, yet we’re all dying of loneliness”. I thought this was really interesting and the more I thought about it, the more true it became. In life, everyone has different goals, but i’m sure we can all agree that its hard without people around you to live life with you and enjoy and unwind with. Of course some people like to interact more than others, which is where we get the extrovert and introvert personality categories. Even though an extrovert is much more likely to go out with people and seek social events, the introvert still longs to have social interaction, despite their personality of being shy and to themselves.

This also made me think about the rich vs the poor. I’ve always heard the sayings that “riches aren’t everything”, and “money can’t buy happiness” and i’m convinced that these are true when you really get down to it. Sure people can say that when they have money, they’re happier, but the way I see it, is that the amount of money determines how comfortable and easy your life is, not necessarily how happy you are. Sure that fast sports car looks nice in your driveway and gives a sense of accomplishment, and you just bought that fancy suit the other day, but if those were just gone, taken away. Would it really effect how happy you are? How lonely you are? I really don’t think so, and that’s why I’m convinced that no matter how much wealth you have, you can still be as lonely as if you didn’t have a dime. Then there is the other end...
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