• Michael Dahdal

Social Fabric

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

For a society to even exist, there must be a social fabric, a common thread that ties it all together.

The very word ‘society’ is a derivative of the word ‘social’ and humans, by their very nature, are social beings.

There is no society, where people are not social.

There is something in your nature that yearns for meaningful human connection.

It’s how you’re built, to cooperate with others

To share, to Love, to belong.

To reinforce your identity through your interaction with others who seemingly share a similar story – a common narrative.

But lately, it is the rise of the ‘individual’ that has given rise to a distorted definition of freedom.

A definition that seems to value individual pursuits over the pursuit of more collective ones

Its no wonder people are feeling increasingly isolated

Its no wonder loneliness is becoming an epidemic

And the science is pretty conclusive; loneliness is detrimental to your health.

The sad reality – it is us who isolate ourselves, reflected in the often-misguided choices we make.

So what then is this social fabric, what is it that ties us all together?