There are 7.4 billion citizens of the world. That’s more people occupying this planet than ever before in history. Yet, people still feel alone. (Maybe now more than ever.)
We all yearn for the same thing. And that is a connection. A connection with someone we can trust. Someone who loves us for who we are.
The culture would have us believe we’re alone. But there’s a difference between alone and lonely. Most of us don’t know what it’s actually like be alone anymore. We’re not trapped on deserted islands. No, we are more connected than any generation that has ever come before us. On the other hand, lonely, the feeling we get when no one see us, that’s a universal, rampant feeling.
We would like to think that if we spend more time turning stones and more time updating our pages or checking our email, we will find the connection we are all so desperately seeking to make. But that’s not hope. It’s an expectation. And we will always fall short when we’re looking for a tweet to touch us.
What we need to do is learn to see. To see the world for what it is. Chances are what you’re looking for has been right in front of you this whole time. But the choice is yours: You can look up and see the endless amount of possibilties that the world has to offer or you can keep your head down, turning over rocks,
hoping expecting to find something different.
[“If you go out looking for friends, you’re going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” – Zig Ziglar]
[If you’re fortunate enough to have a friend to lean on, you should cherish them. It’s rare to have someone who can truly prop you up when your feeling low.]