Why do we need other people?

United States
March 8, 2007 1:36am CST
Is there something magical or spiritual about our link to other people in our lives? What is it about friendship, family, love and close knit relationships that seems to have an effect on our health and even our waalth? Can a person live their entire life without other people in some way interracting with them? Can you even imagine a life without friends and people who care about you? What do you think your life would be like if everyone in the world but you dissappeared?
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• Philippines
19 Mar 07
Biblically, when God had finished creating everything in this world, He noticed Adam that he was not at all happy knowing that he's the only human being made. And so, God made EVe. Just by this example, it already depicts that life without any other people would not be a life at all. The reason why God gave us other people in our lives is becuase He definitely would want us to experience the very core of our living, which is LOVE. God uses other people as instruments to our lives. Through them, we became more human. :)
• United States
20 Mar 07
This comment reminds me of a rooster I use to have. He was the only one and had never heard a rooster crow, so he didn't know what he was supposed to sound like. That was the craziest sound I ever heard in my life! This stupid rooster would go OOOH OOOH OOHH ERER ERER ERARRRGH I thought it was being killed by a dog or something! So I guess if never heard anyone talk to from birth, we wouldn't know what we were supposed to sound like and we'd have a terrible case of speech impediment. They've done studies on children that have had no human interraction. They were never held or rocked and never spoken to. They just cared for their physical needs but not their emotional needs. They became lethargic and failed to thrive. Without friends and family, we're just miserable and have nothing to live for. Maybe that's why the elderly who have no one visiting them usually die sooner than those who do. We need our friends for more than just downline members in our biz opps. We need them to help us live.
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
Exactly. People are interrelated with one another. I could imagine the rooster how sad it was knowing there was no hen at all. See how dull life may be if all you've got to have are plants and the animals? They can't speak like any other people. They can't understand how we feel. And much more, they can't understand what LOVE is. LOVE is the only feeling that makes human beings more unique to every creature. So, we need human friends. We need human relationships. We need people to live our life with. :) THanks also for marking me as your best response ;)
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
8 Mar 07
I guess we are created as social animals, it would be a sad place with out family and friends as I see it caring and giving and receiving love are the most beautiful and important things in life, and we need other people to share these things with...
• United States
8 Mar 07
Do you think it would be possible to live in solitary confinement, with no human interraction for any length of time? I really do believe that relationships are not only beneficial to our mental health, but necessary for our very survival.
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
it is not any magic..........its only affection but there is spiritual things . it is said in GITA that this world is pervarted reflaction of the spiritual world there we love our god and live with him for love........so here we also need someone to love so that we can live....since there we do friendship love all the things with our god thats why we need it here also . that life is the worst life if we don't hav anyone even animal.after disappear where will i go it depands upon that?
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
since we want to be happy thats why we need other people.....
@bigtummy (51)
• Singapore
8 Mar 07
Life without other lifes is boring. That is why, people make friends, get married, going shows together, a team of soldiers to fight the enemies, etc. You can see that 1 person cannot handle or just boring and cannot even achieve the result at all. I you are alone in the world, think that you got everything you wanted, it is wrong as you get nothing because nothing is provided to you.