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How a Casual Enquiry Can Make Somebody's Day

Photo by Vladislav Klapin on Unsplash

Humans crave validation, support and approval from others.

We underestimate the power of a casual check-in, a warm hello, to bring happiness to the lives of friends, family members and colleagues.

In a study, researchers asked participants to check in with others in modest ways — a text, a brief call, a short e-mail and asked both sides to rate the interactions.

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Mukundarajan V N

Mukundarajan V N

Retired banker living in India. Avid reader. I write to learn, inform and inspire. Believe in ethical living and sustainable development. vnmukund@gmail.com