Disconnecting in a Connected World

 Jan, 10 - 2015   PhilosophyUncategorized


Months ago I saw a video on-line that talked about the virtues of disconnecting from the always connected world we live in (ironic).  However, it resonated with me (other too, at the time I’m writing this it has over 47 million view).

Over the past number of years, talking to the person right next to you has been replaced with looking at Facebook and viewing what your friends did last night.  This really hit me a little while ago when I was on the subway train in Boston.  There were hundreds of people on this train and not ONE PERSON said anything to anyone else.  Instead, they were all buried in their phones.  We are a social creature at our core and we have replaced some of our real social interaction with virtual interaction.  I watched all of these people and just felt like “something is wrong here”.

I encourage everyone reading this check out the video below and resolve to make “Looking Up” more of your existence.  There are only a finite number of days.

 


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