Reverberation is a concept in Physics related to the propagation of the sound in a given space through reflections of the sound waves. And how is that related to the act of living a meaningful life you may ask. The answer is simple. Your actions and behaviours have a sphere of influence on the actions and behaviours of the others.
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Whilst we continue living our lives during this pandemic it becomes more and more challenging to keep our sanity intact. Or at least balancing on that fragile line between going fully berserk and keeping the appearance of normality in our behaviours. As grown ups it is reasonable to think with all seriousness about the entire […]
On PinkJamLife, we’ve previously talked about the importance of human connections, family and friends, but in this post I want to look at it from a slightly different angle. Do people close to us play a role on how we feel, how we act, who we are? In my opinion: YES, for sure!
Coming back to the question in the title of the article: is family obsolete nowadays? Definitely not! In fact, it’s enriched with other, more subtle nuances which expand its traditional definition. I would say it’s even more valuable in the era of individualism, depression and search for meaning. Having the roots that can give you the wings.
Besides English, Spanish, French and roughly 6500 other languages that are spoken on planet Earth today, there are five especially important ones: The languages of love ♥. You want a happy and fulfilling relationship with your partner, spouse, kids, parents,…? Learn to speak Love! I know, it does sound a little bit cheesy, but hear me out.
In time, I realised that it brings me more joy and fulfilment to be connected to people and having meaningful relationship with others than buying material things or reaching some auto-imposed targets. Life is not linear, there will always be ups and downs. For everyone. No one has unicorns pooping rainbows in their life from beginning till the end. But, what I appreciate and I’m grateful for in my life, is the quality of people from my circle who made the ride easier and exciting. I guess I’m one of the lucky ones.
I find it a greater sign of maturity to acknowledge and accept your vulnerabilities rather than hide them under a polished mask of perfect human beings. We cannot build trust without openness and authenticity. Subsequently, we cannot build a real connection with others without trust. They are dependent on one another.
I am an introvert and more comfortable in small groups. It’s not a problem for me to spend a weekend by myself, enjoying the me-time, not having to socialise. I like a party as well, don’t get me wrong, but for me the main purpose is to catch up with old friends rather than making new ones. I don’t need new friends, I’m telling myself!
When our generation thinks of love we have, most likely, this romantic framework in our mind with the perfect partner that can give us all: excitement but also stability, understanding but also mystery, spontaneity but also commitment. The Matryoshka dolls model. All in one.