Saturday, December 12, 2020

The powerful connection between us all

I see many posts about how people are looking for new friends and new places to go and that makes me realize we all want to belong somewhere and feel like we are needed. Therefore, it makes sense that belonging is a basic human need, recognized by Maslow in his hierarchy of needs. Everyone wants to be loved, whether it’s by a spouse, partner, child, parent, pet, another relative, friend, colleague, or just a kind stranger who reaches out a helping hand. Being loved or feeling like you belong is an unconscious need that goes to the core of what it means to be human.

Why not stop by the Retreat here in Second Life. Right now it is a winter wonderland but the seasons change. Enjoy winter as it warms your heart with feeling like you belong because you do. You matter and you are wanted here.

Right now it is a critical time for all of us to reach out to one another and help each other through the pandemic. We are so lucky we have Second Life to be able to connect with each other and make new friendships.

Happiness is unfortunately not a guarantee and can be quite elusive, disappearing the harder you chase it, like pigeons deftly dodging the pudgy hands of children trying to grab them in public parks. But that doesn’t make it any less of a basic human desire. We all want to be happy. Here at the Retreat, you don’t have to do anything, achieve anything, or make anything to have value. You are valuable just because you exist. 

We humans are social animals and with good reason. From our earliest beginnings, being part of a group has been incredibly important to our survival and well-being. Just think about a caveman living by himself, without any other humans around for support and without the fur, fangs, or claws other species use for protection. That lonely caveman is not only likely to end up depressed … he’ll probably also end up as lunch for a saber-toothed tiger! Humans depend upon each other in all sorts of ways, and we are most likely to thrive as part of some type of community.

I hope you come and join the peaceful community at the Retreat. What we have is an art gallery ( you can even share some of your art here and have an exhibit - just let me know), we have a Club for music and dancing called the Basement Club with daily DJs, we have rentals in case you look for a spot you want to call home (super affordable prices) and we have different events happening like hunts and other fun stuff and even a gacha store. Don't feel alone, come on over.

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