People Who Need People, Are The Luckiest People In The World
I just published an article, My Battle With Loneliness — All The Lonely People Where Do They All Come From?. My thoughts today may seem like a contradiction, because “needing people” might be considered the root cause of loneliness. So, how can needing people be a good thing?
After publishing my article on loneliness, I have received countless messages of support from people all over the world. Honestly, it was a little overwhelming, but so wonderful! Wow, all of these people really want to connect just to tell me that things are going to be OK, and that they are praying for me.
It might surprise readers to learn that I am somewhat of an introvert. I am as good as anyone at shaking hands and kissing babies at events and engaging in small talk with people at church on Sunday morning, but at my core I am shy.
Borrowing the lyric from Barbra Streisand’s hit, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world,” I can’t agree more. Our creator designed us to have human connections and needing this is how we are wired. Needing connection also brings with it such a rewarding life. To truly understand how many people care about you and what is happening in your life is a tremendous feeling.
Needing that “people connection” is something to be recognized and celebrated and should never be viewed as a weakness. People who need people includes all people, but those that embrace it and understand the true value of personal connections are building their life on a solid foundation.
In Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression — and the Unexpected Solutions Johann Hari shares what he believes is the real cause of depression today — a lack of personal connection. He makes a compelling case that depression for many people is simply the result of absence of deep personal relationships.
So recognize your need for people and celebrate it! Make relationships a priority in your daily life and you will truly be one of the luckiest people in the world.