Did you know that connection with other people is not just a preference, but a biological imperative for humans?
Have you been tricked by introvert-extravert theory, thinking you’re fine without meaningful human connection? Well, your nervous system disagrees.
Human beings evolved in tribes of 30-40 people and that wasn’t just occasional lunches or cubicle time, that was around fires, with kids and elders doing friendship, conflict, marriage … all of it.
Raise your hand if you learned, maybe for the first time, how good that feels during your work on the field. Are you home now and surprised by regular depression and anxiety?
Western culture is terrible at meaningful connection now.
And while human culture has evolved at Ferrari speed and behaves like those connections aren’t important anymore, your brain, which evolves at tricycle speed, ain’t buying it.
You’re not crazy - you need your people.