Now this is one I’ve perplexed over for a while. The high-five. Let’s assess here. It’s meant to be a sign of affection and mutual appreciation. Like, “Yeahhh we totally agree on this point let’s high five over it.” But the high five itself is actually a slap. See the paradox here? I’m happy and like you, therefore I strike you. Kind of defeats the point doesn’t it? Personally, I’m not into rewards that hurt. Additionally, some people focus on the harder the better (Ouch….). Needless to say, it’s a bit confusing. I for one prefer hugs.