I Need Somebody Who Needs Me

Sometimes when I am travelling in different countries and sitting in an airport waiting for my flight to be called, I observe the variety of people passing by. They are all strangers to me: they represent various nationalities, cultures and speak different languages.

How could we possibly relate to each other? Of course we live on the same planet and we need to care about this planet. Also we are all human beings, despite all our differences; we need love and warmth for psychological health and well being from childhood.

But as I sit in an airport café waiting for my next connexion I feel tired and lonely. What do I do? Oh yes, thanks to modern technology I will phone my family on my cell phone. I know they are worried about me, especially my mother. I just need to hear her voice and feel her love and I will be alright.

I know my husband will be waiting for me on the other side of the world. It takes me long hours to see him. But I know he will be there despite any obstacles: snow, storm, or tropical rain. I am sure he will manage to arrive at the airport in time to meet me. I can rely on him totally. I just need to call him too to tell him my flight has been delayed and I hate it when I arrive late at my destination. He knows me so well and knows how I will feel about this inconvenience.

So, I see other strangers doing the same. They phone and talk to people who love them and care about them. Yes! This is the answer – our family, partners, children and friends. This is part of our happy life we belong to. This is part of our identity – a connection with people who need us and we need them.

We may rush through our whole life to strive and fuss to acquire material things: we must trade old items in for something newer and better. However, what do we need in reality?

To feel important for someone. To be the only one for whom you are the most precious person in this individual’s life. And when you find such love; you never would leave such a person. This is what you really need.

If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to   stammer  that they loved them. Christopher Morley

This is why we look for love, for partners and we create a family. We want to feel loved, warmth and care. We need somebody who needs us. Who understand us and make us feel we are very important to them.

I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together. Julia Roberts