Yes, here is another true tale of anxiety and social awkwardness.
I’m not a hugger. I know this puts me at a disadvantage socially speaking. I try to make it a joke by saying that line Good fences make good neighbors. Most of the time I just get blank stares. People just don’t like that Robert Frost message I’m giving.
But why should I hug? I’m not against physical contact with some people. You know, a few blood relatives and that special someone I’m romantically involved with. Everyone else can get a knuckle bump or a friendly wave hello.
Isn’t that enough?
And to tell you the truth a lot of hugging seems, well, disingenuous.
I’ve seen a lot of hugs by people to people they don’t really like.
Does that person they are hugging really deserve it? By giving out hugs so willy-nilly does it lessen the value of them for all of us?
I think so.
Fight the power, friends.
Don’t be hug-bullied.