The Human Touch

by DreamGhost
originally published at 10:58PM on Tuesday, November 13, 2007

As little kids we are always told, “Don’t Touch, that’s hot!? or “You cant touch that or you’ll break it!?. It is programmed into our brains not to touch. In reality, touching is good. Touching is more important than water, food or sleep. If a puppy is never held, never touched, even if it is fed and nourished it WILL die.

Imagine, never being held, never being kissed, hit, burned or feeling the warmth of another living being. Never loving or being loved in turn. Imagine a world where everyone has a bubble around them, talking, going on with everday life, but never even brushing hands. You cant. For if you could this world would be empty. Without touch, we would not exist.

Sometimes, we have to feel the heat to know that we can burn. We have to break things to know that we can put them back together. We have to touch to know that we can still feel.

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Comments

  • from THX 0477:

    A nice little thesis on why we should touch. I’m going to sequel, and let me know what you think.

    LoA

  • from Lone Writer:

    Wow. That’s powerful.

  • from someday_93:

    It is powerful. And it beautifully details just why touch is so important…because it really is.

  • from wytherwings:

    wow i love it

  • from Leave Me A Note:

    beautiful