At an event last week, I realized that I was guilty of not reaching out to people that I had been close to, had a great friendship with, and worked with even though I had a smart phone, a tablet, and a computer at my disposal.
With all the smart phone, tablets, and computer technological power, I have read that social media has in fact made many more people feel more disconnected. "It seems like many people don't have the time for you anymore!" "How can people consider having 200-300 genuine friends when you only stay in touch with a certain few?" "I'm getting rid of fb- it causes more problems than anything!" These are common themes lately.
The intent of connecting more people to each other via social media has worked, but why do people feel more and more disconnected when connected to many people online. Has social media made it even easier to disregard having sincere conversations and trustworthy connections to people that you care about? Has it reaffirmed that we tend to only reach out to those we are comfortable talking to, those we can relate to, those we have things in common with, and of course those we trust the most?
We've heard people ask, "Why haven't you been in touch?" With a response of, "Didn't you see that I liked your status?" Many assume that because they have liked or even looked at someone's status, they've been in touch. Do you agree? Or do you find yourself apologizing for assuming you've been in touch by liking someone's status an not really being in touch.
After further review, technology will never ever replace hearing directly from those we love via a phone call or a sincere text, or peraonal visit. Reach out to those that are far from you over the phone and don't assume that by liking their picture on Instagram, twitter, or Facebook is enough, because its really not! A sincere written letter still goes a long way,.. And We don't even work for the post office!
With that said, "Put a little MaxPower into your life!"