Now my friends, there is a big problem.
In a hyper connected world, where the world is only a small town now, we are losing the ‘human touch’. I feel the more connected we are becoming digitally, the farther we are straying ourselves away emotionally and thus affecting the overall status of our relationships as a whole.
In this hyper connected world, relationships are not what it was like before. Let me tell you why. Anyone we want to talk to or reach out to is only a click away, with numerous social media platforms sprouting every other day we have a plethora of choices when it comes to who we want to be with now. Due to this, the tolerance level in people is coming down, well, in most cases if not every. What do I mean about the tolerance level? I mean back in the days when the internet or the social media was not in it’s prime, the relationship quality were attuned to patience and that patience came from attention; complete focused attention to the person you are interacting with. However, now the scenario is kind of like 'i don’t have time, if you love me tell me and we can move on to deep waters or I already have others poking, nudging and texting me ‘.
Strong relationships are built gradually over time and proper care.
I love technology, but not at the cost of losing genuine relationships where attention is the capital. In a recent study, it says that the human attention is less than a goldfish’s attention span now which is less than 8 seconds, whereas a goldfish has an attention span of 9 seconds. Now that, is scary.
I think every once in awhile we should switch off, connect with nature as nature gives soul it’s texture and thus helps us reconnect with all the people around us outside the ‘screens’ and all the 'beeps' that demand our constant attention. Next time, try to really listen, connect and respond to whoever you are talking to in-person, hear their intonations, their pauses and response and respond accordingly and in due time your relationship quality will soar, trust me.
I can’t help thinking that the best things in life are going to waste while we are texting, emailing and checking out twitter timelines. We are all staring into our mobile phones when we could be looking into the eyes of the people we love. ( big sigh!!!)