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Focusing on What Matters in the year 2019

The focus today is what matters in the year 2019 and it is apparent to me that human relationships matter most.

What I see going forward into the year 2019 is that more and more people need to reconnect, prioritize and legitimize their focus to the things that really matter and one of the things that has been terribly neglected in the past several decades getting worse every coming year is human contact, relationships, nurturing and strengthening personal bonds between us as a species and as a social creature.

Globally we are more connected than ever in human recorded social history.

We are able to Tweet, connect with all types of mobile apps that put us in direct virtual face to face contact and even live interaction now more common then ever on YouTube in the Live Comments mode, people can comment directly with the person on the other end, vlogging their way to stardom.

People who have gotten older like myself, who grew up with the onset of the Global World Wide Web since the early 90s, are now facing a certain degree of separation from people on a truly intimate and personal level to the point where social isolation is more common and the need to connect using virtual internet social media as the quick fix is making us all suffer.

Don't just take my word for it. Here is a relevant link to an article that covers this subject from a business standpoint:

https://www.wefirstbranding.com/brands/anti-social-media-what-digital-intimacy-means-for-consumers-and-brands/

And from an individual perspective:

https://medium.com/musings-of-a-writer/social-media-the-death-of-real-world-interaction-5e2f33cfd8ee

Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Happy New Year to all the good people at Persona Paper.


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Comments

MegL wrote on January 4, 2019, 12:48 PM

Yes, this is so true. I see young people who are supposed to be friends spending time on their phones and tablets, instead of talking to the people with them. It's the same with "adults", they prefer to be online than talking to their nearest and dearest!

lookatdesktop wrote on January 7, 2019, 8:02 PM

It might only get worse and it is a very sad thing indeed. Well I just found a very interesting video from YouTube that I wanted to share a link to. Here is the link to that video for you to look at. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkEq-YVn8Ew

Last Edited: January 8, 2019, 11:44 PM