Does this strike a chord?
People would rather run to a device to “chat” with the masses of faceless individuals than suffer intimacy. What has happened to humanity? Touch seems to be a dying art. God forbid you have an intimate conversation with someone where there is eye contact. Do you remember the last time that happened without a device being within reach?
Unless we are held as infants, we fail to thrive. The child does not develop or grow as it should.
Perhaps this is the demise of our species. How many of you are in marriages where there hasn’t been sex for years? Companionship is not a fulfilled relationship. We as humans require touch. I, for one, am a tactile freak. I live my life through my fingertips. As I type, I feel the coolness of the keys as my fingers dance over the keyboard. As I shop, I caress the fabric first before purchasing, confident my skin will welcome it’s coziness. As I travel, I gather sand from every beach I’ve walked on, for each grain is finer than the next. My fingers lead the way. If one watches a child in a store, they have their hands outstretched, wanting to touch everything they can reach. They want to use that sense to satisfy their curiosity; to complete the picture in their brain of what it is. Isn’t touching another person fulfilling your desire to know more? And a much better option than “Googling” it?
How could a piece of technology meant to bring us closer create such a gap, a void between us? As a species, we have a failure to thrive. Perhaps this is why there is so much misery, war, rage, poverty and crime. Our days go by with no kiss good morning. The hand went un-held. Not even one smile from a passerby. Children throw temper tantrums because they want attention. Have you noticed how calm they become once they get it? Or how a mama’s magical kisses can “cure” a boo-boo?
Reach out for that hand. Embrace that person in a warm hug, not a pathetic pat on the back. Look people in the eye during a conversation. Have sex (and try not to jump out of bed as soon as it’s over!). Kiss someone on the forehead and take a deep breath when you do it; you can smell their essence. Give your partner a foot rub at the end of the long day. You’ll notice a common thread amongst all these ideas, besides the physical aspect ~ they cost nothing, however rich in reward.
Here’s the thing about physical touch ~ both people benefit.
I’ve always said the world would be a happier place if more people were having good sex more often.