It is heartening to feel seen and heard. A lot of the time, it is not easy to communicate effectively and feel understood.
Feeling alone in the middle of a crowd is a sensation that many might feel. Real intimacy should be valued and treated with care.
Expectations based on inherited ideas of social ordering often lead us up garden paths towards destinations that have little to do with what we really need or want.
It is possible that large numbers of people manage to experience intimacy in ways that they find fulfilling. They have much to be thankful for.
Sometimes the desired quality of closeness is waiting for us in unexpected places.