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Why do we miss others?

Asked by pleiades (6597points) May 14th, 2013 from iPhone

Is it normal to miss others all the time?

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josie's avatar

Not all the time. But for a while.

YARNLADY's avatar

Blame it on evolution. We are a herd animal and do not like to be alone.

talljasperman's avatar

Yes… but it is above average to appreciate those in our life right now.

Bellatrix's avatar

Not all the time. It would be abnormal not to miss people we care about who are absent ever. If you miss someone or people all the time perhaps your life is empty? If I’m busy and engaged in my life I don’t find the time to dwell on those who aren’t with me so much. They pop in and out of my mind, sometimes fleetingly but enough to make my eyes water, and then they blend into the background again.

rojo's avatar

Our sights are not calibrated accurately?

ucme's avatar

^^I don’t need sights, i’m a crack shot at lobbing M&M’s at passers-by & I never miss.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I don’t miss people very often, but I’m more of a loner type person. What is the circumstances of missing someone that is bothering you?

mattbrowne's avatar

Because our brains were shaped during the hunters and gathers period.

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