HOW ARE WE GOING TO REPLACE THE HUMANS TOUCHING?
Humans touching each other has been great speculation these days 2020, many nations, family, friends, peers, colleges, co-workers, and even husband and wife are afraid to touch each other because of the dreadful virus ‘COVID-19.’
However, this has resulted in the global questionnaire that people are asking themselves “is the world going to fall back to the normal way of lifestyle?”
COVID-19 has heated the world beyond any psychological thinking, people have been finding it difficult to leave a normal life as usual.
Restaurant lockdown, big businesses bankrupting while small business vanishes, schools and churches lockdown, amusement park lockdown and some have been reopening at the moment of writing this article. “Are will still going back to our normal way of life;” asked?
THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMANS TOUCH
During the pandemic, many people have figure out how to live life to fit the situation and many characters have been forcefully reorganized by the virus but the human touch is so hard to replace.
The human touch is so important to human and it perfectly distinguishes us from animals. Many animals can live their life without any physical touch with each other but we humans can’t. The human sense of touch is our culture and emotional expression of feelings.
Professor Kory Floyd says “the human touch signals are very similar to regular hunger—we only notice it when we’re not getting enough of what we want.”
“People are missing touch often without realizing it,” says Floyd. “They feel a general sense of ill-ease, in part because they haven’t had a hug in three weeks.”
THE IMPORTANT OF HUMAN TOUCH
- Enhances emotional feelings.
- Reduces or decreases violence.
- It improves trust.
- It a way of life-culture.
- Promotion of non-sexual intimacy.
There is also a link between loneliness and a feeling of lacking affection. “And the people who are loneliest are young adults, from population studies,” says Floyd. “The second loneliest are the elderly. Those are the two populations who are missing the tactile interaction the most.”
Naturally, loneliness and feeling of lack of affection are linked together with a sense of touch.
Researchers have figured out that during the year 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, people who experience loneliness are a group of people who are used to being around their peers daily.
According to the research at the University of North Carolina, a woman who receives hugs from their partner have lower heart rate and blood pressure, because the hug strengthens the immune system.
However, with all this good fact about the human sense of touch, I ask you this question, can the world go back with or without the pandemic to the normal lifestyle?