From a very young
This type of thinking will lead you on a bitter and lonely road. "Needing people" is seen by fiercely independent people as a weakness. They believe that they have to be a Superhero, strong,
People need people. We have to connect with others, learn from others, inspire others and in turn be inspired by them. Independence that is out of control is actually just a mask to hide behind. Behind the mask often lurks fear, pride and low self-esteem. It is a way to protect ourselves from disappointment, hurt or rejection.
Looking up at the sky, watching the kites ducking and diving in the breeze, I relate it to the way life is. Although the kite is tethered by the string, it sails through the air and rides the wind with such freedom, such abandon that it leaves me breathless with excitement. As my dad explained that day on the beach, it is the very fact that it is held by the string that it can fly so high and so gracefully. The minute my little hands let go of the string, my kite's future was lost and all it could do was to tumble down and crash. It needs that connection, that guiding hand to fly. The same way we need to be connected to God, to interact with others as it is in that connection and that interaction that we find our true strength, new inspiration and freedom.
I leave you with a quote from a song by Barbra Streisand