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Margaret Mead, Quote of the Day & Me

Posted on: March 2, 2011

American anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.”

We have a human need to belong to others.

That random quote from Quotable Women: A Collection of Shared Thoughts, made me think of my frequent patter when I come home. “Did anyone call or care?” I ask.

The answer, more often than not, is “No one called or cared.” Or, “No one called to say they cared.”

To be more accurate I should add, “Did anyone call, voicemail, text, email or Facebook?” I don’t think my family and friends have carrier pigeons.

The question is just patter, not truth.

I am lucky to have folks in my life who care for me and about whom I care even if they don’t always call. I won’t name names.


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