We are social creatures who crave human connections. It is hardwired into our brains because we need to work together to ensure the survival of our species.
And it is our interaction with other people more than anything else that brings us happiness. What makes us happy is spending time and sharing experiences with other people.
We work well together, challenge each other and become better people, and better contributors to society at large when we collaborate. This has its own rewards.
When we are with people we love and whose company we enjoy, on the other hand, we get a lot of joy, satisfaction, and happiness out of those interactions.
Spending time with people who love and encourage us, and those that challenge us, and make us push harder, help us grow as human beings.
Pick those around you wisely if you want to grow as a person and if your goal is happiness, spend as much time as you can with happy, positive people.