It is obviously a little bit crazy the type of society in which we live in these days, and it is kind of funny to think about what people would think of our society if we looked back in the past as to what we do today and the ways the internet has completely changed all of us in terms of how we communicate with one another, and for the most part I think that there is nothing wrong with online communication because it definitely has opened up a lot of doors for people to communicate with one another from anywhere in the world, and that is something that we as a society should be very proud of, but as a society there is a lot about online communication that we should not be proud of and the pros and cons of online communication is what we are going to be discussing throughout all of these articles and on this blog, so for the most part there are going to be some articles that are going to talk about how good online communication that are right next to the horrific side of online communication and how it has completely ruined person to person relationships and has definitely made our lives in general much different and for the most part much worse off.
Now, I want to be forthright and let all the readers of this blog to know that I am not the type of person who hides from online communication and doesn’t use the internet and I think that I am actually the opposite and I use all types of online communication all of the time in my personal and business affairs, and I think in terms of business it has definitely helped me out a bunch and I think that I wouldn’t ever want to go back to the old ways before email where everyone had to wait to get messages in the mail or just called on the phone and had to take notes or something, it’s just really complicated to even think about what the world was like before email for me because I am a millennial and I pretty much grew up with emails and online communication.
But at the same time since I grew up with online communication it has been a pretty solid part of my life in general, and I can’t help but think that there is something missing in some of my relationships and I feel as though I am more alone in today’s days then I was earlier in my life even when I still used online communication, and I think sites like Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat and all forms of social media definitely have made people much lazier in terms of their friendships and relationships because if they really want to talk to someone it is so easy to talk to them online, but what has started to happen at least from my perspective is that the easier it has become to talk to people the less people actually have any real conversations, and even the types of content that goes into our conversations isn’t as good and it seems like we have all become so completely absorbed in online communication and our cell phones that we have started to under value the ideas and concepts of a person to person conversation and that is just not right.
I don’t care who you are or how successful you have become and how many followers you have on social media, because if you live your life through the internet you are going to have a big hole in your life that can only be filled by spending quality time with humans that you like and enjoy spending your time with. So if you are the type of person who really likes online communication, that is perfectly fine, but just don’t accept online communication as the main way that you should talk to people because the best way to talk to someone is face to face and get a personable experience out of it, and I promise you that the more face to face conversations that you have on a regular basis the happier of a person you will become.