Sometimes it feels like we crave contact, yet are too afraid to establish it.
What's even weirder is that we are more connected than ever before. It's so easy to reach out.
Maybe it's all just too much; too many options generate overwhelm.
Maybe it's because we're getting into more and more "low optionality" friendships, where not much contact is present, and thus not much bonding occurs.
Either way, it's very important to remember to reach out. To your online idol. To that friend you haven't talked to for years. To that ex of long ago.
The worst that could happen is no reply. Or a reply saying they're not interested. That's it.
And the best possible one? A new friendship, heck, even a relationship, could form. So why not?
Don't dare to not reach out.