Simon Sinek, in his book Leaders Eat Last, writes about how people are social beings.
In those pages he explains how we feel stress when we feel that we don’t belong. And how that stress manifests in our bodies and impacts our ability to firm bonds and problem solve – among other things.
This makes another compelling argument for inclusion.
The Impact of Physical Distancing…?
So, as I sit at home and look down on (almost) empty streets, I wonder about the impact of physical distancing… and notice how we are findings ways to connect online, on the phone, over videoconference.
I have received messages from and connected with friends I haven’t been in touch with in ages.
My parents (both in their 80s) are learning what’s app so we can video chat. It’s a steep learning curve, but they are on it.
My daughter is finding ways to “play” with friends over Zoom. It’s not the same as in-person, but these are ways to stay connected while keeping physical distance.
I am marvelling at the human spirit; how it knows what it needs.
It seems, in all this, that maybe we will learn (or relearn) how much we need each other.