This post was sparked from a debating programme I watched last night with one of the debating points being hugging. Apparently I was not aware that there is a National Hugging Day, check out the link. It’s great that we have these kind of events, but in a sense it is also exceptionally sad. Why? Well look at it this way:
Why do we have National events such as National Letter Writing Day and No Smoking Day? It is to encourage us to do something on that particular day. So isn’t it sad that we need a day that encourages us to hug each other?
Interestingly enough, there is also some science around how long the common hug lasts, which this publication claims is 3 seconds.
For me, hugging is very important and I never shy away from a tight cuddle, an affectionate cuddle. Each and every day I make sure I get my hugs in, before I leave for work and when I come home. I can tell you it makes the world of good with family and friends.
I recently read a Freshly Pressed post on WordPress which I can’t recall, that spoke of the authors reluctance to hug family and friends, the affection there was rather cold. But I guess it’s each to their own.
So tell me, when’s the last time you gave someone a true affectionate hug?
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