Thank you for the great article on this ‘touchy’ subject!
What do you think of the whole Biden situation going on now?
I feel touch translates into larger, systemic, societal issues as well. Why take or develop public transportation in America, where we have to rub shoulders, smell and see our co-riders and fellow citizens, when we can easily just isolate ourselves in our cars? Short term solution, long term repercussions. Our youth is not only growing up with a lack of verbal communication skills due to our mobile devices, but also a lack of tactile communications skills. There is so much depth in tactile communication, and the only way to become proficient at it is to experience it. From flirting to roughhousing, intent in the touch is the key.