Who knows, I might be stepping on a few toes here but tough luck.
Why on earth are people so afraid to make a connection in the real world? You know, the world outside of the virtual space that we all know and love.
Facebook is great. Social media is great. Love it. I can connect with someone who is on the other side of the world, I can share ideas with people I otherwise would have never met.
That is all FREAKING FANTASTIC. RIGHT?!
Yes it is, don’t fight me on this.
The problem comes in when we let our virtual reality hinder our physical one. When we are afraid of the physical and immediate space and so we seclude to our laptops, cellphones, or whatever else the kids are doing…
Picture this scenario: you see someone on a regular basis, they seem cool, friendly, someone you might want to be friends with. What do you do? You add them on Facebook and then when you see them again you don’t talk to them. Wtf.
I’m sorry but WTF.
Why? Why do people do this? I am genuinely concerned here.
Ok so you are shy. It happens. But what is the point of having people on Facebook if you have never had a 5 minute conversation with them.
Darling, social connections are great. They can enrich our lives in many ways; personally and professionally. Have people on your networks! I encourage you! But if you never took the time, not even a minute of your day to cultivate that relationship. It will never go anywhere.
Use social media wisely. When you are with family, with friends, with your boo ;). Be fully friggin’ present!!