“I am wealthy in my friends.” ~Willhound Shakespeare
For dogs and people alike, a life without friends is a poor one, indeed. Because our culture uses money almost exclusively as the measuring stick for wealth and success, prioritizing and valuing other forms of wealth often goes to the dogs.
But as the Greater Good Science Center reports, “the upshot of 50 years of happiness research is that the quantity and quality of…social connections…is so closely related to well-being and personal happiness, the two can practically be equated.” So, dogs, if you want to bark up the right tree, pursue wealth in friends. You will be one happy puppy!