January 30, 2020 7:00 am Published by

Our world is shifting rapidly. We all appreciate certain changes better than others. The nature of relationships and communication also gets trickier as we go. How do we connect and engage as technology provides the instant response we are now conditioned to receive?

Imagine this (borrowed from a social media post, author unattributed from newspaper):

“I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.

Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom.

I give them pictures of my family, my dog and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch and doing what anybody and everybody does every day.

I also listen to their conversations, give them a ‘thumbs up’ and tell them I like them.

And it works just like Facebook! I already have four people following me: two police officers, a private investigator, and a psychiatrist.”

Hmmmmmm. It was meant as a joke, right?

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