Is anybody listening?
The first transatlantic cable was made from over 300,000 miles of copper and iron wire. Once in place, the cable made it possible to use electrical impulses to send any message imaginable to the other side of the world. And, messages that once took 10 days to pass between North America and Europe could now be transmitted in mere minutes.
Human beings are hard-wired with a deeply motivating impulse to connect and communicate with other human beings. And our desire to know that we’ve been heard is just as motivating.
It all comes down to a basic need for community.
Which is the reason we are constantly sending signals to one another. And why we are forever (whether consciously or unconsciously) looking for signals from others.
We are always in search of signs of connection. And it can often seem as though we’re sending messages and not getting anything in return. Which doesn’t always mean no one is responding.
It just means we’re not paying attention.