Anna Suberu – Importance Of Having A Support System

Human beings are built to belong to various groups not because we are totally dependent upon relationships and co-existence but because for one to thrive and survive we need a certain sense of belongingness; family, friendships and intimacy as theorized by Abraham Maslow...
Anna Ojemma Suberu, Columnist at WOSA

Human beings are built to belong to various groups not because we are totally dependent upon relationships and co-existence but because for one to thrive and survive we need a certain sense of belonging; family, friendships and intimacy as theorized by Abraham Maslow

A lot of us are members of a family, religious groups, self-help groups, a professional hub, friends and soul partners brought together by various means, we live and we love. However, on some occasions we fail to notice the importance of the people we see every day, people that shape and support us.

Only on rare occasions do you see us having and tapping into a support system.

Let’s take a moment to explore the imaginative eye:

We’re in a cozy living room, its dimly lit with an orange bulb-like type of glow, there’s males and females. They are young; caught up in excited chatter. There is a wholeness about the air, an atmosphere of laughter and togetherness…a bond.

Its freedom an openness to life.

Now we are in an office setup. Males and females alike in a closed door focus group brood over an issue of importance, it’s a loud exchange, thought bubbles fly across the room.

There is an exchange of ideas, feelings… experience.

There is a 5 a side game going on, there are two teams and one goal…to win. There is an energy in the air it’s refreshing.

Its Independence Day, celebrations across the nation, various tribes decked beautifully in ethnic attire. There’s greens and whites.

It’s a beautiful day out, 7 individuals; a father, a mother and their children position themselves for some sort of family photo-shoot. They are awkward and carefree; happy. They switch positions as a unit.

There is an understanding and a candid creation of memories.

Life is a lot of things but constant.

People are a necessity

We meet, we love, we fail, we forgive.

There is a beauty in the coming together of a people

A need for open arms, listening ears and a steady shoulder.

Our existence goes beyond an expression of self

We thrive in the deepening of our bonds

Grow stronger through active co-existence.

We learn and rise.

And what is life, when it’s not lived in the sun.

“Man is an entity independent of himself. He is community; a herald of different pieces of existence.” – Anna Suberu

 

 

 

Anna Ojemma Suberu holds a B.Sc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She loves to write, especially on issues of social integration and how women can be at the center of promoting it. She shares her thoughts on her blog noasarch.wordpress.com, a WOSA Featured Columnist, her articles will be published weekly. Follow Anna on Instagram here noasarch and Twitter anna_suberu
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