5-Minute Friday time! ... where you just write for five minutes without worrying whether it's just right or not. I'm linking up with the Gypsy Mama for today's topic: In Real Life
I've been thinking about technology--what it does for us vs. what it does to
us. Just last weekend I had a freak-out over forgetting my phone
on a night out, then the next day I met a good friend
for lunch and we ended up sitting and talking for three hours and I was reminded how much better things are in real life.
I look back on how much talking we did during that rendezvous. How much laughing. How much it wouldn't have been the same as texting or Facebooking or blog-commenting. Not the same at all
So what does technology do for us? It offers convenience, connection, and a definite coolness factor to our lives that I really do embrace and feel thankful for. But what does it do to
us? It can control us. It can cloud how we perceive another's words. It can trick us into thinking connections made through electronic media are enough.
People want community, and this desire didn't originate on Facebook. Even though sometimes online is all we have, it's not always enough. What would life be without hugging, tone of voice, laughing, or facial expression?
Our Creator made us with a desire to need each other. And who among us hasn't missed someone? Anyone who's ever been reunited with somebody they love knows it: nothing beats real life. Nothing