“People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world.
We’re children, needing other children
And yet letting a grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside.
Acting more like children than children”
Writer(s): Jule Styne, Bob Merrill musical “Funny Girl”
I heard this song the other day and realized I’d never really heard the lyrics before. I was struck by the power and insights of this popular song. How could they have gotten it so right, especially in 1964? Here’s more:
Are very special people.
They’re the luckiest people in the world.
With one person
One very special person
A feeling deep in your soul
Says you were half now you’re whole.
No more hunger and thirst.
First be a person who needs people.
People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world.”
Barbra Streisand singing “People” from Funny Girl
Neuroscientist Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo on the ways our brains are ‘Wired for Love’ :
“My scientific research on the brain has convinced me that a healthy love life is as necessary to a person’s well-being as nutritious food, exercise, or clean water. Evolution has sculpted our brains and bodies specifically to build and benefit from lasting romantic connections. When those connections are frayed or ruptured, the consequences to our mental and physical health are devastating.”
Who’s got enough love? Probably no one we know. But, there are scientifically proven ways to bring more love into our lives, all discussed in Dr. Cacioppo’s book: ‘Wired for Love’
Can’t take time to read the book? Here’s a very enlightening blog post about the book posted by Eric Barker.
If you are feeling lonely, you can do the practices described in the Barker post and avoid the danger of loneliness. If you don’t have your ideal romantic partner in life (yet), then just stay open, as the book describes…love can take you by surprise.
Want more love in your life? …check it out, and get back to me with your thoughts. Please.