The Human Need to Connect

The human need to connect is irresistible and undeniable even for the most recluse hermit. In some way, shape or form, we want to reach out and touch someone whether literally or figuratively. To try to stop this most basic and  instinctive need or urge is like trying to pull two magnets apart! We can try but we may not always be successful in our attempts to be alone. At some point we are going to be tempted or all together give up our vows of silence or need to connect with other person because we can’t help ourselves. No matter what we believe, at the end of the day we want to feel loved, needed, admired, or respected by others. Some of us may have a stronger need for other people’s adulation than others. However, even the most stubborn individual eventually gives in to that overwhelming desire to slide right into that empty jigsaw puzzle so we can become part of the puzzle. We want to feel like we are that LAST and all  IMPORTANT missing piece that has fallen off the table that everyone is scrabbling to find. Hence, that is why so many of us join the social network like Facebook or Twitter. We join because we want to be a part of the big picture. Is the human need to connect irresistible? Undeniable? Or even fated or destined? Are our actions or choices just a  link in the chain of life? Watching the show, Touch inspires me to consider the possibility that there is a rhyme and reason to everything and that we can’t escape our destiny. It’s like that Legend of the Chinese Red Thread, “An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.”

 

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