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Q: Apart From Money, What’s One Thing That Would Totally Change Your Life For The Better?

A: Having a network of people you can depend on.

Eric S Burdon
3 min readMay 10, 2021

My entrepreneur friend asked me recently:

Are you happy with your life right now?

While this is a terrible question to be asking yourself, I was able to put more focus on the issues I have with my life and think about what could be changed.

In most of these types of situations, people dwell on the lack of money and how it restricts them.

But when you look past that, you can realize other areas of your life that could be improved on.

Of course, this list is long, constantly changing and neverending.

But one aspect that can slip through the cracks is our own social life.

It’s far more noticeable these days with social distancing practices and the fact there is a pandemic going on. People feel the difficulty of going out and interacting with others.

Not to mention the pandemic exposing further rifts in people’s opinions as well.

But once the pandemic is settled, people will likely forget about those social needs. We’re known to relapse and return back to the way things were.

We’d become content with our current network of friends we had before.

But here is why I would encourage us to think differently. Better yet, seek out more connections now.

The Pandemic Has Changed Us

While we all seek for a way for things to turn back to normal, the reality is that not everything will turn back to the way things were. Whenever there is a massive or dramatic change, that’s going to affect how many people think.

Millions have died and have been unable to grieve in a traditional manner. For some, that can be a big deal.

Others have been stuck inside listening to a specific view that’s been spoon fed for over a year now.

A lot of people’s mindsets have shifted and those shifts have lasting effects on those individuals and the people that are exposed to that.



Eric S Burdon

Entrepreneur, positive-minded. I used to say a lot, but now I do a lot.