I love to connect with people- it’s extremely energizing and uplifting to create an opportunity to assist others and share experiences. I’d be willing to bet that most of us maintain a handful of extremely strong associations at the nucleus of our network, people with whom we can be absolutely vulnerable.
I had the great fortune to enter 2018 with some of the greatest men I’ve ever known. We served together on a Special Forces team for several years, amassing unique experiences that created a profound bond. I am able to generate significant strength purely by reflecting on the existence of this core group, knowing that no matter how murky or confusing the world may become, I always have capable and selfless people in my corner to look after me.
I don’t believe I can overstate the importance of developing and maintaining such powerful connections with a few other souls for my own emotional well being and sense of self.