May 11, 2009
43 million people have watched this video. What does it teach us about community?
I rarely look at my Facebook account, and I have never "Twittered" (Tweeted?) in my life. So I'm probably the last person in the world to become aware of the "Free Hugs" video below. But I finally saw it last week, and it made a deep impression on me.
Sociologists have been saying for a long time now that people of our generation receive less human contact than ever before—and that's a bad thing. I happen to agree, and I think a warm hug or a handshake is one of the best things we can offer our group members week in and week out.
What do you think? Is physical contact appropriate between group members? What should the boundaries be?
And what are some ways you could share this video with your group members?
posted by Sam O'Neal on May 11, 2009 4:13 PM