I've been traveling alot and meeting people in random places along the way, while sitting on a couch in JCrew, at a dog park in NYC, a farmers' market in West Tisbury, and out on the West coast where I met a man and his daughter on a rainy day playing in the pacific ocean. I love synchronous moments that allow us to make unexpected spontaneous connections. I am convinced they enhance my life.
Connection seems to be a common theme for me these days, probably because I'm more aware of feeling disconnected than ever before, so what do I do, but turn to my computer screen. I'm not browsing the web or stalking friends on facebook, although I do occasionally scroll through, and on a rare occasion I am inspired to share something on my blog. This morning I watched this video below posted by a friend and I liked it alot.
Robert Gordon introduced it:
"We, as human beings, think that through social networks, we’ve somehow become more social creatures.
The problem with this theory is, the more we “connect” online, the less actual human interactions we have, making us actually fairly unsocial.
A new video breaks down exactly how the social aspects of human beings have evolved and transformed, showing how we’ve regressed from a social standpoint.
Shimi Cohen shows exactly what’s wrong with our social structure now, and how we manipulate how we want to be presented to peers, family members, and potential mates on social media, rather than having vulnerable and genuine conversations in real time.
Check out this video, and take a moment to truly assess how you conduct yourself, both online and in person.