Connection . . .
Remember your school days where you would tell your homeroom teacher that you were there and “present”!
An online friend of mine recently shared a video that spoke volumes to me! The video shows a woman out and about with no phone in her hand while her friends and family have their phones in hand and cannot seem to put them down for a minute or two. What? I am starting to think actual HUMAN conversation, interaction and connection has changed and not for the better either.
Why is being more “present” with your phone more important lately? Even scarier is doing it while driving (i.e. not being hands free, texting and now selfies while driving)!
Yes, I use technology and social media, but there is a time and place for it too! I certainly have no plans in becoming one with my not so smartphone. I happen to man a switchboard in my 8 to 5 professional life and the last thing that I want to interact with is a phone in my off time. I experience enough distruptions and distractions and busyness that adding a phone in my hand 24/7 is just one too many things to juggle for me!
I love face time with my greatest someone and someones! I enjoy the interaction and the conversation. I crave that one-on-one, face-to-face time! I enjoy the connection and the communication with other people.
I am a social human being that craves being with other social human beings! In being social I am more open to encountering opportunities in my life too. I have to GET OUT THERE to experience life! It is not going to come and knock on my door. It comes from interacting, networking and building those relationships that I need in my life!
I crave that energy from other people too! It inspires and motivates me. It makes me want to go out and make things happen that bring me happiness, pleasure and joy. It makes me want to be a better person as well as do better in living the life I want!
I do find value in connecting with others through technology because there are little barriers in getting to know each other! Then when we do meet in person I feel that I know them a little bit. I feel like I can interact a little easier because we have connected. It helps put a face with a name too.