Margaret Mead, Quote of the Day & Me
Posted March 2, 2011on:
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.