Archive for March, 2009

Is the Digital Age Altering our Ability to Relate to Others?

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

We text, email, and send Instant Messages. At first glance it would seem like we’re more connected to each other than ever before. Oddly, even in the middle of all this connectedness it seems like some of us are losing something. Many people seem to be losing the ability to socialize effectively in person.

We seem to be losing some sense of etiquette. Valuable skills that allow us to correctly navigate diverse social situations are diminishing.

I believe that we need in person social interaction for optimum mental health.  So, remember to take some time out from the digital world and do some things with people face to face.