9 comments on “Loneliness

  1. Brenda says:

    This video brings up a troubling image of people who only interact through devices and not face to face with anyone. I would be very lonely in that world, too. I have not broken my ties with my family, though, and I still have friends I see and interact with daily. I try to maintain a balance and only blog when I have spare time. I let some tasks slide as I have to, but not my relationships with other people. I hope others are doing the same, otherwise we are headed for lonely times.

    • you have a good point brenda, about moderation. i wonder how the internet will play out in 50 or 100 years? and i wonder how much we are ruining our ability to be ourselves in the moment by emailing and texting? in this reply, i’ve already revised 3 times!

      • Brenda says:

        I have to admit to having edited my original comment more than once, in full awareness of the irony there. I spent the morning walking around a garden with two of my kids, and I feel very alive and connected and not lonely at all. I just looked at over 300 pictures, most of which are beautiful. Now I think I’ll move on to some ice cream. Life is good. 🙂

  2. slpmartin says:

    An interesting series of suppositions…one must differentiate ‘friends’ from ‘associates’ is what I have always thought.

    • good point. i was interested in the concept that on the internet we constantly delete and revise what we say, so that we aren’t really ourselves. conversations are not really conversations.

      • katytaylor says:

        that’s a little too black and white to me–we’re still ourselves, just bit more polished, and sometimes, more our best selves, our more compassionate, loving, aware selves…but i wouldn’t want to only relate that way! face to face and in the moment is good practice, too!

  3. I feel it’s up to us finding and striking a balance in everything WE choose to make a part of our life. That’s just common sense, don’t you think ?

  4. Hi Mary, there are, I feel, many truths in this video. Which is why, in the case of FB, the majority of my contacts are actually people I have contact outside the web. Some I met on the web through a platform called Windows Live. We were all bloggers at the time but we have met in real life and occasionally get to socialise with each other.

    One question that did pop into my mind was, do we bloggers feel lonely when often a writer’s life is quite insular to begin with and our intention, at least mine is, is to share what we write with others while hoping to promote ourselves a little also.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing Mary and I hope you have a good weekend.

    Regards Talia.

  5. talia, hi!
    yeah, definitely a writer’s life is lonely. and yes, we do hope to promote ourselves in some way, don’t we?
    thanks for writing…. next post is a song

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