“It’s a strange feeling to miss someone you never met.” A comment made in a YouTube video of Freddie Mercury / Queen performance. …
Think about that beautiful statement…to miss someone you never met. I think that’s different than admiring someone you never met. To wish you’d met someone that you hadn’t – and never would – meet.
I’ve been thinking lots about like and love… due to the Philanthropic Psychology Certificate Program that I’m taking from Jen Shang and the Instititute for Sustainable Philanthropy. Just imagine what you could learn… the psychology of liking and loving… and how we can use that for fundraising.
So many people I admire over the course of my life. Admire and respect and wish I’d spoken with, learned from, worked with…
But how is “missing someone” different? What does it mean to miss someone? Why do we miss someone?
- To miss someone means you miss their presence. You miss spending quality time with them. You truly love them and are truly in love with them. To miss someone is to know you are thinking of them as well as they are thinking of you.
- Why do we miss someone?
- 2 meanings of missing each other…
- What happens in your brain when you miss someone?
But right now…I’m just going back to that strange feeling to miss someone you never met. Damn these emotions. Emotions. Feelings.
Any connection to anything any of us do?