The latest book I am reading is Social by Matthew B. Lieberman
Two points made that can open your mind up.
Our brains evolved to experience threats to our social connections in much the same way they experience physical pain .
We intuitively believe social and physical pain are radically different kinds of experiences, yet the way our brains treat them suggests that they are more similar than we imagine.
Lieberman, Matthew D. (2013-10-08). Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect (p. 5). Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
So much of work and school thinks being social is bad and a distraction, but you cannot turn off being social.
Based on the latest cutting edge research, the findings in Social have important real-world implications. Our schools and businesses, for example, attempt to minimalize social distractions. But this is exactly the wrong thing to do to encourage engagement and learning, and literally shuts down the social brain, leaving powerful neuro-cognitive resources untapped.