Nowadays, most of us do not maintain the connection with people that is essential for true Relationships.
There is a lot of difference between Contact and Connection.
What is Contact
Contact can be any kind of informal touch with people. It is a kind of relationship that is only a physical proximity. You live among them or in their group. You come across them in your daily life more often either through physical presence or through the internet and other communication systems like mobile phone, etc. But, you do not know each other intimately and do not care for each other.
You are maintaining the contact only for your own benefit or for the simple reason that you are bound to do so. You take everything casually.
But, a connection is not that kind of casual relationship or contact.
Connection requires your close attachment to the people you want to keep the connection. It involves a deep mental relationship. You care for them. You know their interests and habits and keep a love for them.
For example, take the case of your family. You care each member of the family and know their needs and wants. You always enquire about their health and other things. You will be closely interacting with them, love them and care for them. This is the real meaning of having a connection.
A connection is maintained heart to heart. Sitting together, sharing, caring, touching, loving, hugging, shaking hands. It is maintained through a direct eye contact. You will be sharing food from the same plate and enjoy the time happily with one another.
Need for Maintaining Connection
We need to maintain these real types of connection with our other contacts also if we have to make this world a happy and beautiful place to live.
A simple talk with your contacts can bring happiness in their lives. People can feel happy when they realize that there is someone to care for them and inquire about their health or other problems. Try to help people in problems by simply inquiring about the cause for their worries. You may not help them financially or otherwise. But, if you are able to do that also, it is well and good. But, try to talk to them with care and concern for their life. That simple talk can bring hope and strength in their lives thereby making them bold to face problems.
So, Connection is more important than a mere contact with anybody as it brings happiness to your lives and the people around you. Be Connected as far as possible.