Taking a break...from non-reality
But I wanted to post this link called "Nurturing Intimacy in a Facebook Generation"
Here is an excerpt:
"If ever the phrase “too much information” were true, it is now. We are daily slapped with way too much information. In the 1600’s a well-read individual had worked through all of the great literary works in history. Even if I sat down and did nothing but read the "best of the best" I could not hope to finish that list before I was 100. I am reminded of the disconcerting fact once heard that one daily issue of today's New York Times contains more information than a person of the seventeenth century would be exposed to in a lifetime. Too much information.Are we better off because we know so much? We can share articles, ideas, pictures, and videos--but do we purposefully, sacrificially share our lives with one another? Do we have better, deeper friendships because we can text, email, instant message, and poke our friends 24/7? Hardly. "
This article goes on to realistically talk about how shallow we can get in this instant communication society. So I'm talking a break - not because of this article, it just said what i've been thinking for a while. I want to write people letters - remember those? Pen, paper, envelope, stamp? I want to talk face-to-face with you, with others - I want to live in reality, not some cyber world where we can reamain anonymous and emotion-less. So hopefully we will chat sometime soon, or letters will cross in the mail.
Until then take a book outdoors and enjoy the simpler joys of life!