A lot of people are talking about how technology is bringing us closer, and while that may be true in a number of ways, it is also making us more detached from the world. There is certain superficiality and apprehension in the way that people are communicating these days.
This mostly applies to different social networks and the like, but has become evident in other types of communication as well. People are becoming less trusting of one another, less willing to share their true feelings, whether out of fear of being mocked or rejected, or simply because we don’t trust in human kindness and honesty anymore.
You have probably heard many times how people used to rely on their fellow human beings for a number of things. We have much more independence today, not only on the material level, but also on the emotional. But, in time, this has grown from independence to isolation. The reserved attitude that characterizes online correspondence has become a default way of communication and has infected our other relations with people. It is becoming a sign of weakness to show your emotions, and an invitation for an attack.
We are slowly losing touch with the world around us and , whether we know it or not, this also distances us from ourselves. Even though many would like to believe that true, we are not capable of existing in complete isolation. We are social beings, and the simulacrum of communication that is currently favored by most is not nearly good enough to fulfill our need for socialization. Go out today and talk to some real people, you’ll feel better.