Even being Adult taking care of own physical and mental needs, we still share a fundamental biological and emotional need for each other.
Studies from around the world suggest that single people are at greater risk for a wide variety of diseases; married couples and their children even suffer less from tooth decay and have better gums than do members of divorced and bereaved families.
A major survey of 127,545 American adults found that married men are healthier than men who were never married or whose marriages ended in divorce or widowhood. Men who have marital partners also live longer than men without spouses; men who marry after age 25 get more protection than those who tie the knot at a younger age (As per Bharatiya culture, one should get married after age 25. Please note. It is called Grihasth life), and the longer a man stays married, the greater his survival advantage over his unmarried peers.
In short, social living ( Call it marriage) is mandatory and critical to maintain healthy life.
What does social living means? I earn money, you earn money, we spend it during weekend on our personal entertainment (Eating outside, friday movie, Sunday cricket/football match, kid’s playground)?
Think about it. Is our way of life where we are rapidly reducing time spent for each other, real cause of all illnesses?
Experiment: We should invest more time in each-other than trivial things like movies, TV and games where we are mere spectators. A bunch of clappers, criticizer or glory-makers for virtual heroes.
One way communication. Lack of involvement. Slow but steadily declining health of each family member. Think about it.
Spend more time with your decaying parents and see the magic. They will live longer than expected. My personal experience. Try it.
Spend more time with growing kids. Get involved in their play. Invest new means of happiness for them. They will grow healthier with minimum hiccups. Try it.
Spend more time @ playground, playing sports with friends. Play for self. Play with your billion+ body cells and 10 times more bacteria living in body. They will feel good. They will bless you healthy life.
Play. Life is a play. Divine play as Krishna suggests.