Deep Connection

From Weekly I/O#61

Deep connections between people are formed through a trifecta of ambition, vulnerability, and intense shared emotion, each representing a different aspect of time: the future, the past, and the present.


I've long believed that people forge deeper connections through ambition or vulnerability. However, while thinking about all my experience when attending live band performances and feeling strong connections with even strangers, I realized intense shared emotion is another catalyst for bonding.

This third element fits neatly into the framework that ambition, vulnerability, and intense shared emotion each tap into a different temporal dimension- the future, the past, or the present - to foster deep connections.

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