Human Touch Is Very Important, Are You Giving and Receiving?
In todays world of go – go – go, it’s very easy to get caught up in the rush of it all, get burnt out and forget to invest in your relationship with your partner, children and friends. But what’s of even greater importance is human touch, and if we barely have the energy to engage in a conversation, finding the energy for a hug or to cuddle is a super stretch.
BUT – if we took the time to touch we would reap the benefits. It’s just like everything else in life – what we put in, is what we get back out. OK not always – because nothing is always – BUT – most of the time. We don’t have the energy to exercise, but if we do exercise we get more energy. Same with touch and in the article below written by Ray Williams, he touches on 8 reasons why we need human touch.
8 Reasons Why We Need Human Touch More Than Ever
Written by Ray Williams, Posted Mar 28, 2015
Even in a digital age, we crave real human contact. Here’s why.
Physical contact distinguishes humans from other animals. From a warm handshake or sympathetic hug to a congratulatory pat on the back, we have developed complex languages, cultures, and emotional expression through physical contact. But in a tech-saturated world, non-sexual human touch is in danger of becoming rare, if not obsolete. Despite the benefits of digital advancement, it is vital to preserve human touch in order for us truly to thrive.
Humans become nearly unrecognizable in the absence of touch. Two hundred years ago, French scientists spotted a creature resembling a human running through the forests. Once captured, they determined he was 11 years old and had run wild in the forests for much of his childhood. Originally the child, “Victor,” was determined to be an idiot; French physicians and psychiatrists eventually concluded he had been deprived of human physical touch, which had retarded his social and developmental capacities.
Scientific research now correlates physical touch with the following important areas…
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