Wednesday, December 21, 2011
It transfers energy and gives the person
hugged an emotional lift. You need four hugs
a day for survival, eight for maintenance, and
twelve for growth. Scientists say that hugging
is a form of communication because it can say
things you don't have the words for. And the
nicest thing about a hug us that you usually can't
give one without getting one.
For every girl who is tired of acting weak when she is strong, there is a boy tired of appearing strong when he feels vulnerable. For every boy who is burdened with the constant expectation of knowing everything, there is a girl tired of people not trusting her intelligence. For every girl who is tired of being called over-sensitive, there is a boy who fears to be gentle, to weep. For every boy for whom competition is the only way to prove his masculinity. There is a girl called unfeminine when she competes.For every girl who throws out her E-Z-bake oven, there is a boy who wishes to find one. For every boy struggling not to let advertising dictate his desires, there is a girl facing the ad-industry's attacks on her self-esteem. For every girl who takes a step toward her liberation, there is a boy who finds the way to freedom a little easier.