So day one has been as interesting as it has been scary. I’ve signed up to the omnipresent social media system which was surprisingly easy considering they all let me sign in (or on) with the same credentials. So I now have facebook, twitter and pinterest accounts that should hopefully serve their purpose: help me connect…right? My other half will absolutely flip it!
But anyway, what it’s helped me appreciate is that all those smart phones on the tram are working over time trying to connect. It all makes sense to me now. We’re trying to connect with each other because we all feel like we have something to say. I wonder whether sometimes we’re actually just trying to connect with ourselves, trying to tell ourselves to snap out of it, to wake up and smell the roses, to stop wondering why we bought another useless gadget, to appreciate that what goes in must come out! Maybe we already know this stuff, perhaps humans as a species has come to terms with our internal selves, a fulfilled self awareness if you will and are now seeking to understand others, to make external connections to fill other ‘higher level’ gaps in our connected existence. I doubt it.
The real connections are with those people who care to see us grow and help us make meaningful contributions to ourselves and to others. Hopefully our single sign-on friends can help us connect for real.