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AGI Part 7: Rise of the Skin-Hungry -- The Parker J Cole Show

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Hugs make the world go around. I'll be the first to admit that. When a master storyteller recently shared a fascinating article about people who are "skin-hungry". That means, those who lack the personal, intimate touch of another human being. It is not a sexual thing as much as an interpersonal connection. The article discussed how some criminals were affected psychologically by the lack of human touch when placed in solitary confinement. 

We would go further and look back to Genesis 2:18 "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him."

However, as this article postulates, people are becoming less and less interconnected. Human touch, connectivity is an essential part of being human. We need each other.  As the article states in it's introduction: "As we live in an increasingly technology-focussed, socially disconnected world, we're touching each other much less than before. But what does an absence of touch do to a person?"

Is it solely due to our dependence on technology that has caused this trend? Is it more? Join me for our continuing series with RD Palmer and I. You can call in at 929-477-1965 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: