Yesterday while I was driving with me wife we made a turn down a local street and there was a house with family and friends out in front. The group of people all had their head down and were moving their thumbs with lightning speed. What I did not notice were mouths moving or eye contact being made. My wife made a comment along the lines of ‘I remember when they would be out there talking but now with social media’ and I interjected with ‘you mean anti-social media’ and with that my thought process got moving.
Social media’s intention was to bring us closer together and while it has done that with those people you moved away from in the 5th grade and haven’t seen in decades what has it done with the people closest to you. Your neighbors and your family are the closest people to you and yet it seems like they are also the furthest away. How and when did this happen?