Ever wondered what it’d feel like to live without thumbs for a week? These short, stubby, opposable digits have done wonders for us. They hydrate (untwisting bottles), sing (playing musical instruments), and even comfort (being helplessly sucked while in the fetal position)! Thumbs are opposable, but also indispensible. Like a good friend you just can’t live without. But don’t thumb (or belittle) your loyal friends. “Opposable” might mean awkward, but it doesn’t mean pushover. “Loyalty” is almost blind devotion, but it doesn’t mean naive. As I get older, I have this desire to deeply appreciate those who love me.