And What We Can Do About It!
So, who or what did you “like” today? How many times did LinkedIn ping you, telling you who had made a new connection or who had posted something new? Do you find yourself checking your email just to see who’s thinking of you or to distract yourself from the tasks of the moment? How many of us have evolved into people who send our “thank you” notes via email, or disconnected birthday greetings through the use of those electronic cards with the animated illustrations and perky little tunes?
I share my ideas and opinions with thousands of people each week, but I have no empathy for their situations, no understanding of their lives, little care for their actual circumstances.
Have you noticed how rare it seems that we mix with the neighbors, welcome newcomers to the street or gather together to assist those who live close by to repair their houses or maintain their properties? Are you telling your family you love them via text messages? Wishing your mother could learn how to use email? Spending hours sitting side-by-side with your colleagues or partner, working silently on your own computers, barely a word shared between you?