What is "connection" anyways? » Erin Updates 11/16/21
We're starting to hear tis the season for the holidays, spending time with loved ones and traditions old and new.
I'll admit — I'm not big on holidays and some of it is because it feels a bit... forced?
We connect not because we want to with others — but because we feel that we should out of tradition, belonging or damn seasonality. Not actually seeking connection, kindness or a sense of belonging + togetherness.
What if we changed this?
Let's reach out to friends because it's Tuesday, share something you thought was funny with them, tell a joke, tag them in a TikTok Dance, send a recipe you enjoyed, or send a meme of Larry David.
We don't need a season or a reason for connection, and I'd argue that our lives would be better off if we quit waiting for one.
(PS if you need any of the above or even just a pep talk — reply to this email, I got you!)
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The Verge's new 'On Background' Policy which I'm here for — and yes on background is an agreement.