The 3rd Wheel and All the Feels

One would think that most of us have been there at some point. Except for the very good looking and super popular perhaps? The third wheel. Dreaded third wheel. It’s very awkward for you. It’s awkward for the couple/pair too. But less so. One of them has the power to include you. And I don’t mean just that empty invite. Actually include you. Make you feel like you belong there with them.

Exclusivity is oftentimes good for products. Being inclusive is good for companies/people. Being inclusive has always come naturally to me. Belonging is right there smack dab in the middle of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s so necessary for humans. I don’t like when people feel uncomfortable and left out. I’ve been there. It’s not a good feeling. And life should be about having good feelings as often as possible. And helping to create good feelings as often as possible.

Be the kind of person you’d like to know and be around. The kind that when people think about you, they smile. Other people will never forget how you made them feel nor your kindness when they needed it most. Those types of people are rare and special. And their spirit is remembered long after they’ve departed. And aren’t we all looking to leave a legacy?

Tell me about a time you were the “third wheel” at or on Twitter, @caitmackcs. And please hit the like and share button. I’d do it for you :)