Sunday, January 16, 2011

Change the World

I want you to do something for me today, something awkward, something weird, something you don’t normally do. Every single one of us craves companionship. We crave social interaction. We need someone to love, someone to care for, and someone to love and care for us in return. We need someone to hang out with, someone to feel safe with, someone to feel reckless with, or someone that will take our secrets and keep them safe. We need friends. We need lovers. We need others.

            We are wired that way. Evolution’s solution to man is the social group, the family of brothers, some of whom aren’t genetic brothers even if they are true brothers. Without that raw connection, we are not human.

            Yet some people don’t have that connection. Some crave that which they are unable to take for themselves, be they shy or boisterous. Some lose their words, some are too fearful to mutter them at all. Some never had that connection, some want your connection.

            Here’s what I want you to do. Go to someone that isn’t part of your group. This could be someone who hangs around with your group but isn’t in your group, or it could be someone more removed. Go to this person, today, and say, “I want to be your friend.” 

            Just straight out, tell them how you feel. You will warm their hearts. They will know that you care for them. They will now have that social key that drives us. You will. I want millions of people, today, to make a new friend. Say this to someone you are close to, but not close enough. Say this to the little boy that has no friends. Say this to the most popular person you know. Say this to the band geek, the sports geek, the school geek, the TV geek, the computer geek, the Spanish geek, the punk geek. Say this. Say it. Don’t just think it. Share it. 

When all of you say this today, you will change the world. The world will become a closer place. You will truly meet someone. Someone will truly meet you. You will experience Life, as it was meant to be.

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