Gretchen Rubin reports:
After I looked at my list, however, I realized that I’d never made a
specific resolution to “Kiss more, hug more, touch more.” So I’ve added
that to my ever-growing list of resolutions.
This is intriguing, precisely because it strikes a chord with so many people. Why exactly do so many people need a "nudge" to hug more? There is evidence that hugging is both fun and good for us. What is it about hugging that is so often resisted?
I am reminded of my old post on why people don't have more sex with each other than they do. Fortunately, I have solved this problem and if you keep on reading MR for enough years you will learn my answer.