There’s a small town in Pennsylvania called Roseto.
Many years ago, this tiny town was entirely populated with immigrants from the same area of Italy.
Not just the people. Their entire culture had been transplanted there.
The entire town had a very cohesive sense of community.
Here’s an interesting little factoid:
Roseto had an amazing health record.
Despite the prevalence of several high-risk health factors in the community – smoking, economic stress, high-carb/high fat diets – the people of Roseto had a heart-attack rate less than half of neighboring towns.
From 1954 to 1961, Roseto had nearly no heart attacks in the high-risk group, men 55 to 64.
And men over 65 enjoyed a death rate of 1% while the national average was 2%.
Widowers outnumbered widows, too.
It seemed like a virtual fountain of youth, with a heart attack mortality rate roughly half the rate of every surrounding community.
Same water, same neighborhood, same occupational mix, same income level ranges, same races.
So what was the difference and why?
This “fountain of youth” lasted an entire generation until the cohesiveness of the town broke up.
The younger people didn’t carry on the sense of community like their parents and grandparents.
Soon after, it began to resemble a typical modern American town – just a bunch of emotionally isolated individuals living in close proximity.
As soon as Roseto was no longer coherent, the heart-attack rate quickly escalated to that of its neighboring towns.
And THAT, dear reader is the power of association and “connectedness” with other human beings who support you.
If it can affect your health, it certainly can affect your earning ability, too.
In fact, it’s one of the most powerful secrets to success.
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