How many friends do you have? I think it’s a fair question that we should all ask ourselves periodically. I don’t mean Facebook friends or Twiiter followers… I mean real, flesh-and-blood friends that you interact with on a fairly regular schedule?
I am constantly reminded that the people I tweet/message/text.etc. are real and that I should actually talk to them more than I connect with them digitally. But as I integrate more and more technology into my daily routine, I struggle with the fact that I have less and less physical or often emotional contact with the people I care about.
Is this something that you struggle with?
As I grow older, I have begun to realize how important my family and friends are to me. After the recent accident (I fell 12 feet and landed on concrete) I feel much more passionately about the relationships I have in my life and value them even more. I guess the fear that I might have died woke me up to some apathy I had towards my friends.
Is this a problem for you? I would love to know how you balance your “real” relationships versus the “virtual” ones. What do you do to connect with people on a deeper level? I would love to know. It seems cold, in light of this post, but please leave me comment or even email me!
If it’s all about relationships, in today’s mile-a-minute culture how do we have real, vibrant friendships?
I saw this video recently and it made a profound impact on me. I’d love to know what you think about it.