I have written a lot recently about vulnerability and honest communication. This post contains a part of a longer post that I had written recently, which is related to our human evolution. Through the years I have worked in many healing environments, Some people might call them, mental hospitals, clinics, or even therapy rooms. In these environments (the good ones) people heal by sharing their experience without being judged by others. The two curative factors are the attention and presence of a compassionate human being, and the lack of judgment regarding the patient or client's experience. I am curious to know what the future will bring regarding our ability to show what goes on inside us more publicly. Will the social norms change? As science continues to map our human brain, and as we learn more about the detrimental impact of stress on our health and in our lives, will it one day become the norm to share our anxiety and vulnerabilities because of their functionality and survival value? Will our need to share and authentically connect with others become less Taboo? Will we better understand the relationship between improved and honest communication and our health? We already know that stress plays a role in heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and a variety of other health related challenges. Unfortunately evolution often lags behind the actual need for change.
Science, Our Health, and The Future of Interpersonal Communication
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