I fear it is so. How about you?
It seems like hardly anyone picks up a telephone just to say, “Hi, how are you?” anymore.
It’s someone’s birthday, they get a text or a message on Facebook. Someone passes onto the spirit world and condolences are spread the same way (i.e., text, Facebook). Does anyone take time to write and send a handwritten note?
What happened to the human-to-human connection via voice or, better yet, face-to-face?
Everyone’s busy – so busy looking down (at smartphones, tablets, etc.) that they forget to look up!
I get it. I have days where I send a text or email to get a quick answer rather than make a phone call.
However, when it comes to those we care about, I believe we can all make time for them. Seems we all make time for clients in business or for emergencies that pop up.
But WHY? Why don’t more people make time for relationship building and nurturing where you pick up the phone and say, “Hello, how are you? How’s life? Want to get together sometime soon?”
Is it because we are too connected via social networks – we see photos posted on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. – that we think we know what’s going on in someone’s life? I think there’s more going on in people’s lives than what most of us see on social networks so it’s unfair to assume that that’s enough of a connection.
Don’t get me wrong, I love social!
Many of the folks I’m connected to on social networks I may not have had the chance to “meet” otherwise (and because of distance, may have not met in-person yet – but certainly hope to). However, it will never replace my desire for face-to-face, smile-to-smile, a warm embrace or a voice on the other end of the phone that says, “So good to talk to you.”
I’m interested to read what you think. With all of today’s technology, do you feel more connected or disconnected to those around you? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below because I’d love to hear from you. Thanks a million. Here’s to your sweet success.