For the most part, hugs are gone — wiped out by the political-correctness mob who rise up with moral righteousness to stop free speech and free expression and as a result, no hugs — symbolic of all that ails us.
Maybe the more apt term is political incorrectness. There’s a blurring of the lines that separate the two beliefs. I recognize too, that you might think I am naïve to urge more civility in the cause of lowering the national temperature. I am not naïve. Rather I want to push our leaders to lead us and to quit hammering each other with nonsensical positions that lack common sense. Just to be clear, I’m including all parties.
Once upon a time in the kingdom of innocence, men and women in the workplace could embrace for a quick moment of emotion; a celebration, a triumph or even a poignant sadness. Hugging, the precursor of high fives, was, and still is, a metaphor for human contact.