There is an ongoing struggle in society where people are not being given the emotional support they need, causing them to take their problems into their own hands. As I consider this issue, I too feel like this is very prominent and needs to be solved. We are constantly trying as people to reach our goals and achievements, but are lacking the help from others. Because of its importance to human success, I believe all people should be given emotional support from others so they can connect to others, work with other people, and learn new experiences.
First, all people should be given support from others so they can connect to others. For example, in the 99% Invisible podcast, “The Mojave Phone Booth,” Godfrey Daniels mentions and describes “the phone, once silent, was now ringing off the hook. They would take turns answering it and talking with the people on the other end–and the instant they replaced the receiver, the ringing would start again.” Daniels explains to his audience that people from around the world are calling the Mojave phone booth as a “hotline” where they can relieve their stress, tell their stories, and explain their real-life issues, allowing them to maintain a positive mindset towards reaching their goals. Therefore, all people should be given emotional support from others so they can connect to others.
Next, all people should be given emotional support from others so they can work with other people. For example, in Joseph Bennet’s short film Scavengers, two scavengers get lost on their space mission and land on an unknown, alien-like planet, causing them to work with each other in order to find a way home. Bennet is showing the two scavengers assisting each other, relying on one another for survival, teaching eachother skills, and emotionally supporting so they can reach their joint desired goal which is to return home . For this reason, all people should be given emotional support from others so they can work with other people.
Finally, all people should be given emotional support from others so they can learn new experiences. For example, in “Children in the Woods” by Barry Lopez, the narrator explains his life in the woods and his interactions with children as he says, “My wife and I do not have children, but children we know, or children whose parents we are close to, are often here. They always want to go into the woods. And I wonder what to tell them… children who might one day take a permanent interest in natural history-as writers, as scientists, as filmmakers, as anthropologists.” As children venture into the narrator’s woods, he tells them about his life experiences, allowing the children to learn from him and create new opportunities, goals, and career paths for themselves. Receiving emotional support as a child versus as an adult is crucial because they can develop skills and mindsets that will benefit them in the future. Therefore, all people should be given emotional support from others so they can learn new experiences.
Although some people believe enough emotional support is being given to everyone in society, many more believe there is not enough emotional support being given. The ability to help another person is extremely important in reaching our goals. Nobody should be alone in their journey and should have somebody supporting them. For these reasons, everyone should be given emotional support from others in order for them to connect to others, work with other people, and learn new experiences.