Pauliann Long, LCSW-C




Humans and our need to connect

Good afternoon,

Today we want to share with you a very interesting article from the Huffington Post earlier this year. The article talks about drug addicts and the possible cause of addiction, but it brings up many other valid points that go beyond just addicts, and more about humans as a whole.

“This isn’t only relevant to the addicts I love. It is relevant to all of us, because it forces us to think differently about ourselves. Human beings are bonding animals. We need to connect and love. The wisest sentence of the twentieth century was E.M. Forster’s — “only connect.” But we have created an environment and a culture that cut us off from connection, or offer only the parody of it offered by the Internet. The rise of addiction is a symptom of a deeper sickness in the way we live — constantly directing our gaze towards the next shiny object we should buy, rather than the human beings all around us.”

To read this interesting article, you can visit the link here.

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