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On The Necessity of Human Connection

At the risk of stating the obvious, humans need human connection. I'm sharing because it's a message I keep seeing over and over. In a facebook post after the Vegas massacre, Brene Brown said: "Step away from social media coverage and toward real people for support, action, conversation, and being with each other in collective pain." Seems easy enough and makes sense, but for many, breaking free from our devices is tough. Related is this (long) special feature from the Guardian, 'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia which unpacks how addictive and how powerful social media really is. It's scary but worth the read. The Wall Street Journal story Why Personal Tech Is Depressing examines the increase in depression around the world. The author, Stephen Ilardi, a clinical psychologist and … [Read More...]