Get Connected

social & relationships May 08, 2017

We are designed for social connections. It’s a feature, not a bug.


I find it incredibly sad that the life experiences of so many people drive them into isolation and and an avoidance of social connections. It is understandable because their experiences have led them to the faulty conclusion that the words “good” and “people” simply cannot coexist. Once you have been repeatedly burned, starting with your family moving forward, it is hard to imagine that real connection, safety and acceptance even exists or that they are a worthwhile goal.

Nonetheless, the reality is that humans are by nature social creatures. Even if we have come to dislike other people due to fear or feel uneasy (or even panicky) in social settings, this can never negate the fact that we will still desire, need and crave genuine connection with others. Unfortunately, there is no substitute for healthy social connections. What this means, then, is that for...

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