the space in between

The world in the 2020s must become more intimacy friendly, because intimacy works well against depression among other things. We need to cuddle more as a species, we don’t cuddle enough. We need to cuddle at least as much as gorillas do.

In the 2010s, the MeToo movement brought to light the systematic patterns of abusive behavior by the powerful, and for that, humanity is grateful. Now it has to become clear that taking even more distance from each other is not the healthy way forward. The MeToo movement should not be the reason for humans to grow apart even further. It should be the reason for humans to learn negotiating the space-in-between better; and eventually come together closer than they were before.