I feel like people don’t love and support each other openly nearly as much as they could. I think that’s because of the fear of others seeing you or perceiving you strangely, as if you are obsessed etc. We are so stifled as a society here in America, I get anxiety over even saying hello to my neighbors.
After studying happiness, and traveling to some more remote places in Japan, as well as looking into how people live in other cultures, I just wish we could express more openly, touch more openly, be more open. I don’t mean romantic love, which has somehow become way too important, overshadowing every other kind of relationship that we begin to take them all for granted sans blood relations- I’m talking about that platonic, close bond.
We need more of that. Everywhere.
Things like politics, beliefs, values, fears that other people hate or will reject us, and a history of growing up without peace, has really stifled a lot. Yes we say we are at peace, but are we really? Or are people all always fighting some sort of war.
Until you are able to just exist peacefully, don’t you think that peace is a word you shouldn’t technically be using?