Written by Matthew O’Malley
Human connection is at the core of our existence. It is a fundamental and deep human need. We yearn to connect. While I believe there are spiritual reasons for connection, I view human bonding and connection through an evolutionary lens in the explanations below. The synopsis is an accurate summary. However, it is also just a brief glimpse into the deeply intertwined roles of human connection and stuttering. The full version is more detailed and as a result is significantly more revealing.
Connection, approval and belonging are deep needs of the human as a social animal. The opposite of connection, approval and belonging is rejection, shame, humiliation and abandonment. Evolution and survival has shaped the human need for connection and belonging. As a result, a situation which presents the possibility of social rejection, abandonment and/or disapproval is…
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