Geeks Vs Loneliness: phone a friend

Just a quick word about getting in touch with someone...

Hello and welcome to Geeks Vs Loneliness, our spot on the site where we talk about things that may be affecting you, or people you know. No miracle cures are offered here, but we hope that over the course of the series of articles, you find something that’s of use.

A simple thing today, though.

You don’t need us to tell you that life can turn on a proverbial sixpence. That something may happen today, tomorrow, next week, that will affect you forever. Some of these things are good, some of them are bad. Just that life can fork when you least expect it.

With that in mind, how about this one little idea. How about, over the next few days, each of us who reads this gets in touch with something we’ve lost touch with? An old friend, a relative who’s grown distant maybe. Just someone who we always say we’ll call, but never do. An email, a phone call, a meet up. Just something.

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Then, perhaps just post in the comments and say you’ve done it? We’re realistic. We don’t believe that the 10,348,473 * people who read these articles will do it. But hopefully some of you will. And who knows? It may give someone else out there an unexpected lift. A little burst of light in a life they may be struggling with.

Got to be worth a try, right?

Chums, life is both paradoxically short and long. Hugs to you all. Thanks for reading, and you all stay brilliant.