Fickle: characterized by erratic changeableness or instability, especially with regard to affections or attachments.   (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language)

In a world where religious, political and business leaders have shown themselves to be without integrity and to prey upon their various constituents.  In a world of ubiquitous information, abundant choice, rapid change cycles and mass obsolescence.  In a world where everything has been commoditized including our social relationships.  It seems futile and perhaps even dangerous to develop strong attachments and deep connections.  Easier to distrust, disengage, hold ourselves at a distance and become fickle.

But research shows that secure attachments and deep commitments are necessary for human beings to thrive. Love really is what make the world go round and we really can’t afford not to care.

Three morals in this story,

1. Many forces threaten our ability to form strong attachments.

2. The ability to form and sustain strong attachments is vital to our mental and emotional well being.

3. We really can’t afford not to care.

Yours with creativity and imagination,

Darlene

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