Humans are social creatures.
I’m currently reading Hivemind by Sarah Rose Cavanagh, PhD because I love almost all things studying “why we behave the way we do”.
And while there are many dimensions to the book, I just wanted to share this part from the inside flap:
Humans have always been a remarkably social species-our moods, ideas, and even our perceptions of reality sync up with those around us…This hiveish nature benefits us in countless way-connecting us with supporters, exposing us to information beyond what we can find in our own backyards, combating the mental and physical costs of loneliness.
As Anaïs Nin, put so beautifully, each new friend represents a possible world that is not born until we meet them.
Each new friend that I have made has expanded my horizons in some way.
Each one contributing to my growth.
In having met them, I am no longer the same.
A new world is born.
I have had conversations with so many of you that have opened my mind and expanded my heart. I have learned things I could never have known without having met you.
And for that, I am so thankful.
Keep spreading your light by being the authentic you. YOU are creating new worlds every day!
Let your light shine!