Why Is It Important To Be Touched?
First, the podcast “Why Is It Important To Be Touched?” (2017) is about how David Linden discusses whether it is important to be touched.
For example, he starts of by explaining that a huge part of this feeling is due to lack of imagination. We can imagine being deaf or blind, but one cannot imagine losing his/her sense of touch.
Besides that, he mentions how orphans often develop mental illnesses due to lack of touch during their infancy.
Although this may lead to the feeling of lack of touch, he also points out how different the need for touch can be from culture to culture.
To summarize, he explains how there is a connection between the sense of touch and the emotion that comes with it.
What does it mean to be touched nowadays? To be touched is such a broad concept and can be interpreted in many ways.
Touch can easily become very superficial when overused in every situation, however, it can have a deeper and more underlying meaning with interconnected emotions.
One thing that is for sure is that the perception of being touched can be interpreted in many different ways. It can vary from person to person and from culture to culture to what extent there is a need to be touched.