A rather crude and cruel experiment was carried out by Emperor Frederick, who ruled the Roman Empire in the thirteenth century. He wanted to know what man’s original language was: Hebrew, Greek, or Latin?
He decided to isolate a few infants from the sound of the human voice. He reasoned that they would eventually speak the natural tongue of man.
Wet nurses who were sworn to absolute silence were obtained, and though it was difficult for them, they abided by the rule.
The infants never heard a word — not a sound from a human voice.
Within several months they were all dead.
We can live only in relationships.
We need each other. Relationships are an integral part of life and a healthy life.
Studies have proved that single men are jailed more often, earn less, have more illnesses and die at a younger age than married men.
Married men with cancer live 20% longer than single men with the same cancer.
Women, who often have more close friendships than men, survive longer with the same cancers.
Married or not, relationships keep us alive.
How to have healthy relationships
Here are a few posts that I have written on how to have healthy relationships.
1. Know yourself.
What’s the best advice you have heard (or have given) on having healthy relationships?