Two hard truths: None of us lives or works in a vacuum. Truly connecting with people is hard work.
Consider that no matter what work you do, or how your life is, or how you choose to live; you need other people to do it. Somebody made the tools you use. Someone invested to produce the food you consume. Other people, in their seemingly self-centered, isolated endeavors created the transportation system you employ, the societal constructs that make the world feel secure and each day feel possible and everything else you see, touch and use.
It is way too easy to forget to give credit to those people. It is way too easy to lose ourselves in our own immediate problems. Yet, it is only by understanding all of this that we gain the perspective necessary to become social animals. In doing so we benefit. So does everyone else around us.
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