The Paradox of Technology: Connected Yet Isolated

It’s a sight all too common nowadays. Public transportation filled with people all staring down into the windows of their life. A rectangular device of magic and glass that connects everyone together. All. The. Time.

Yet we are all lonely.

Believe it or not, the instant connectivity provided by our smart phones and devices is actually ripping us apart from each other. We sit so close together in a bus and yet we never even look at who sits next to us, let alone talk to them. You might be chatting with your best friend and he might be behind you. You’d never know!

If course, even I’m guilty of all these most of the time. But somehow, I feel, social media is anything but social. It’s addictive, fun, fast and provides instant gratification. Not social.

If only we could muster enough courage and willpower to just turn off our devices and look around; observe, not just see, and be more in tune with nature and our fellow beings.

#Dreams.

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