Why Are We So Detached?

Friends in a Circle

Friends in a Circle

Too frequently the trend in our society is for individuals to be detached from one another. Automobiles have taken us off the streets, where we used to greet each other and stop to chit chat.  Cubicles have removed a bit of the humanity in working, as have factories and even computers to some extent.

Television has planted us firmly in our living rooms, instead of out with other people. Even movie theaters, where many people get together, cut us off from true conversation because we’re staring at a big screen. You could also add to the list cell phones and social networks.   People are more comfortable with texting than with face o face conversation.

And while I’m not railing against any of these inventions (except perhaps the cubicle), what we must avoid is the tendency to be focused on ourselves too much.   This only results in being detached from our fellow human beings.   We have a tendency towards selfishness rather than giving to or helping our brothers and sisters in humanity.   I’m not saying we’re all like that, but it can happen, if we’re not careful.

This can be true when we are networking with business professionals.    The tendency to use voicemail, and email to communicate, exclusively can be our downfall.   As you go to networking events and you meet new people find a way to make face to face contact.  Schedule a time when you can talk over coffee or while your having lunch.   Learn as much as you can about Online Blackjack the person across from you because someday, in some manner you may be able to help them.  It may be personally or professionally but make the meeting about them, not you. 

So strike back against the selfishness and greed of our modern world, and help out a fellow human being today.   Not next month, but today.   Helping a fellow human being, while it can be inconvenient, has a few humble advantages:

1. It makes you feel better about yourself.
2. It connects you with another person, at least for a moment, if not for life.
3. It improves the life of another, at least a little.
4. It makes the world a better place, one little step at a time.
5. And if that kindness is passed on, it can multiply, and multiply.

Take  just a few minutes today, and do a kindness for another person.  It can be something small or the start of something big.  Ask them to pay it forward.  Put a smile on someone’s face.  Don’t know where to start?  Over the next couple of posts I will give you an extremely incomplete list, just to get you thinking — I’m sure you can come up with thousands more if you think about it.  If you do, please share.

“According to your faith let it be done to you” And It is so!
Matthew 9:29

In Gratitude,
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