The moments where we allow ourselves the freedom to achieve this helps us define and give meaning to our lives. It costs nothing yet is priceless – these transactions quite literally can’t be bought, they can only be freely given. But in order for them to happen we must drop our guard and allow ourselves to be vulnerable. That’s the hard part.
However, make no mistake: These connections are what we will remember at the end of our lives, and those whose lives we touched with some kind of human connection will form our legacy. It’s the part of us that will live on after we’ve long left this mortal coil.
So minimize these human connections at your own peril. Each opportunity is a portal that opens once, then closes. There will always be others – just don’t waste the treasure that’s right in front of you.