While we know it feels good, just what is the value behind human connection? For one, research repeatedly proves physical health improves with a strong social system. The benefits range from giving a 50% increased chance of longevity to recovering from illness faster from a strengthened immune system. When it comes to our psychological health, there are lower rates of anxiety and depression. Combine this with a higher self-esteem, a more trusting and cooperative demeanor, and you get a positive physical, social, emotional feedback loop of well-being.