Relationships are the important thing

On the Grant study, which followed hundreds of participants for most of their lives:

In an interview in the March 2008 newsletter to the Grant Study subjects, [principal investigator George] Vaillant was asked, “What have you learned from the Grant Study men?” Vaillant’s response: “That the only thing that really matters in life are your relationships to other people.”

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