The Innovation of Loneliness

Written by Jennifer Sodini

While the advent of technology has allowed us access to information, and given us the very blessing to be able to write this blog post – the balance between connectivity and “connection” is sadly askew. Social networks are great when used in moderation and with the proper intention – but “connecting” online seems to be a crutch at times, that can compromise the quality of our real relationships. It seems it is easier to rationalize because we are friends with someone on Facebook, we don’t really need to call them or reach out like we used to back in the pre-social media days.

Because of this, it seems that now, more than ever, although we feel as though we may collect quantities of “friends” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. in reality, the quality of the relationships we have with people really has begun to suffer, and at the core, most of us are really very lonely.

The video below does an excellent job breaking down the innovation of loneliness in conjunction with the expansion of social media, and puts it all into a very shocking, and lonely perspective.

While I don’t object to social media, I think we all need to find a balance between the real world and the digital world, and not be so afraid to make a phone call and connect outside of the computer.

Originally posted @ Evolve & Ascend