Never Walk Alone
“Humans need to belong. Humans have always needed tribes… Exile from the tribe is a form of execution.” – Richard Paul Evans
One thing that connects everyone is the need for human connections. Everyone wants to connect with someone on a “deeper level”. We all need someone to love, someone to lean on, someone to uplift, someone to experience this beautiful life with. It’s not our fault we yearn for human connections, it’s just the way we were designed. It is a natural yearning, and dates back to creation. In the beginning, God created Eve because he knew Adam needed (not wanted) a helper. When God created animals, he created them in twos. God has always known that man needed a partner! No man is an island and it’s hard to survive in this world as a loner. Take a look at Ecclesiastes 4: 9 – “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.” It is a known fact that has been tested and tried!
Building human relationships and connections does not mean you have to spend time with people every single minute of the day (I’m not sure I’d be able to survive that). Solitude can be good from time to time because it helps some of us recharge and reflect. Building human relationships mean walking on a journey in life with people around you. Knowing you have people you can ask for help when you need it, knowing you don’t have to do certain things alone. Having people in our lives just makes things… you know… easier. I’m also not asking you to let everyone in (we can all agree that some people are not good for you). I’m asking you to take out time to seek connections with people you have common interests with, people that can help you become the best version of yourselves.
Having a “tribe”, “family” makes us better. It teaches us how to think less of ourselves and more of others. It teaches us to consider other people’s needs. It helps in building your character! Imagine a world where everyone is selfish and only consider their own personal needs! Oh my!
You cannot fulfill purpose alone. The most important thing about fulfilling purpose is making an impact. If there’s no human relationship, who will you impact? Who will you help? Who will you want to look up to? This is where mental health challenges come to play – depression etc.
No one is perfect, and people will definitely hurt you, even your own blood relative, but that is not a reason to give up on people. Remember, you will also let someone down, and you would not want to miss having a second chance! Find people who deserve second chances, and who will compliment you on your journey to living a purposeful life!