“People need people,”
“I have people. I have friends. I don’t have time for more than that.”
“But people need people.”
“You sound like a Dr. Seuss book.”
People do need people, though. She was right. People need people because no one cares about the loneliness, or the stress. No one cares about the boredom. We care about who it is that you miss when you’re lonely. We care about who it is that you take it out on when you’re stressed. We care about who it is that you’re thinking of when you’re bored.
We care about interaction, about connection, about how we, the pieces, fit together once the dust settles. Because it’s one of the only secrets the world can keep from us. And everybody cares about a secret.
So what happens when there's nothing to tell? Sometimes the people that you miss are basically figments of your imagination, and the actual people you think about when you're bored just make it .even.more.boring. The faces that appear in your head just serve to remind you that no one makes you get lost in a daydream anymore.