Why Getting Together Is So Hard To Do
(Approximately an 8 to 10 minute read for the average reader)
Did we lose more than we gained, when we advanced from "social mammal," to "modern individual"?
Earlier in my life I didn't see the point of sitting around chatting. I was in a hurry. I had a lot of urgent work to do, and not enough time to do it.
Important things, like connecting with each other just for the sake of it, don't feel urgent. They hover quietly in the background.
Sometimes those important things hover, unattended, until we get to a point in our lives where we look back and wish we had done more socializing, and less striving. More giving and connecting, and less acquiring and directing.