Friday, February 19, 2016

people matter

It is a very fast paced world we live in. That is the obvious. It is faster now than it was when your parents were your age and will be faster again with future generations. I don’t think we will change that but, if deliberate, when can hold onto the things of value to us and instill those values in the next group. I was reading an article the other day about the art of the conversation where it said:

“….much is lost in this retreat from in-the-flesh interaction. Tech-mediated communication may make conversation more efficient, but it also makes it more superficial. It shrivels our empathy and feeling of true connection — states that are predicated on our being able to hear each other’s voices, read each other’s body language, and see each other’s facial expressions. We not only lose out on insights into the lives of others, but into our own as well.” - Sherry Turkle

I still have a few people that enjoy sitting down and talking. Unfortunately all of our phones are resting on the table in front of us. It doesn’t have to be that way we just tell ourselves it does. My father told me once “no one is more important than the person facing you…friend, acquaintance or cashier”. It is the message wherever you are be all there. He did a great job of engaging people and making them know they mattered. Not a bad mission.


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