This piece was inspired by the fan who surprised me today by sending me a shirt featuring my blog. Even though you want to remained unnamed, know that I appreciate the thought and the gesture.
Have you noticed what happens after you buy a new car? Suddenly, you start to notice the car you bought everywhere you go. You never really noticed these brand of cars before. Now it looks like everyone is driving the same brand you have. You start to pay a little extra attention when you see someone driving the same car. You check out the color, you want to see who is driving the car, you sometimes try to determine if your car looks better. For as long as you drive this brand of car, you notice it everywhere.
You are now connected. You are now in a special club.
What is happening to you is not a mystery at all. Your humanity makes you connect to any entity or human who is sharing the same life experiences as you. We are wired for connection the second we are born.
The need to connect with other humans is as basic as the need for food.
You know your way around your car. You know how to work the temperature controls, how to operate the radio, how to adjust the steering wheel. You are an expert on your vehicle’s functions. The person driving the same brand must also be an expert. You do not need anyone to convince you that the person driving the same car as you shares the same experience with the car like you do. There is a high probability that you will pay close attention if the person driving your brand wants to share a tip on how to operate the vehicle. Think about the people at work who drive the same vehicle we do. You see them in the parking lot and you can’t help but feel a connection to them. Some of us have started conversations with them about our cars. We are members of a special club.
In life, we subconsciously connect to people we encounter who have had or are having the same life experiences as we are. The connection is powerful enough to hold your attention when you see someone driving the same vehicle as you.
I blog because I hope to generate the same level of connection with my readers. In my case, there is a twist. I am hoping to connect with you before you share the same experiences as me. I also want to learn from your stories and experiences.
For the husband who told me that he changed his mind about sleeping in the guest room after reading my blog, you are the reason why I am on this path. As humans, our connection should be powerful enough for us to pay attention to each other. Our connection must be powerful enough for us to learn from our experiences.
I blog for one simple reason; connection….
Kwadjo Panyin is a Ghanaian born relationship and lifestyle blogger located in Los Angeles, California. He holds three degrees; a Bachelors degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey, an MBA from Franklin University in Ohio and a Masters of Science degree from Northern Kentucky University in Kentucky. Kwadjo is a business professional who blogs for fun. His articles are about the challenges of dating and relationship anomalies. Writing, blogging, world travel, and photography are his favorite hobbies.