“Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our … Continue reading Where Do I Belong?
“I’m so overwhelmed by everything right now!” “Oh, okay. What exactly is causing you distress?”. “Everything! Nothing?! All of it, I think? Life. My existence. People. Things. Having to get up in the morning and do stuff!” “Oh, alright then. Makes perfect sense. NOT.” This could be me talking to basically anyone I know, me … Continue reading General Overwhelm
This one’s about connection. No, I’m not gonna share hacks on how to most efficiently connect your devices to wifi (the importance of which obviously shouldn’t be underestimated in this day and age) but I do want to write about human connection and the side effects of the lack thereof. For some reason, I’ve been … Continue reading On Human Connection
Do you know the kind of loneliness that hits you in the middle of the day? Not the one you occasionally feel at night when you’re home alone, but the one that strikes in the middle of an activity? No? Lucky you! In that case, like many of the things I write, the following may … Continue reading Lonely Times
Have you ever seen one of those movies in which, at some point, one of the characters looks into a room full of other happy characters through a window? The character is all alone and unhappy and wishing to be a part of the group he’s looking at from the outside, both craving a connection … Continue reading On the Outside Looking In