I am a believer that social wealth is very important for a person's well being.
Through the years, I have met a few people that have added to my social wealth. True gems of character that I wanted to have in my life. After reading Abe's posts, I have started to make a conscious effort to improve my social wealth.
Unfortunately, I am not a good judge of character. Everyone is fantastic until they prove that they are not. So I am careful at first. I especially do not enjoy people who are just looking for something in return - transactional friends.
I have come to realize that I am a big fan of people that are empathetic and have developed a good sense of emotional intelligence. I don't want someone who is manipulative or insensitive to others in my social circle.
For example - I am NOT a fan of Steve Jobs. He was great in business I agree but not that great towards other people. I personally wouldn't want someone like that as a friend. And I often wonder if he had true friends.
Did Steve Jobs have social wealth?