With how busy we are on a daily basis today compared to that of 60 years ago it’s hard to form deep bonds with other people. How many Facebook friends do you have? I’ll tell you that I have 212. But how many do I really talk to? I’d say less than 20 – unless you include family.
We have artificial relationships. We have relationships with screens and pictures. Technology can be helpful in many ways, for example, long distance relationships, keeping in touch family and friends that live far away, work, etc. But we often get so caught up in this technology that we sacrifice the real relationships we have right in front of us every day.
I mean how often are we skipping a one on one conversation with those around us, to scroll through our Facebook feed? I’d say probably most of us do it more often than we would like to admit.
So what do you do to balance this out? Here’s some tips:
- Put down the technology and have a real conversation with someone around you
- Instead of scrolling through Facebook on your phone when out in public, strike up a conversation
- Truly appreciate those around you who are in your lives every day- those are the ones you can count on, not your 100’s of Facebook friends
- Love those around you, really love them because they love you too
- Get to know someone new (and not through the internet) go out and make a new friend!
These are just a few tips and tricks but they are sure to help you survive this technology age without getting lost in the hustle and bustle!
Happy web surfing