Thoughts

Is technology eroding our relationships?

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This new piece of artwork from Banksy says so much about relationships today.

In one hand, the modern smartphone is an amazing device that keeps us all connected, available and organized, among many other things.

On the other hand, it can be a barrier to meaningful, distraction-free dialog with people you are actually present with.

Lately I’m becoming increasingly frustrated with its place in my day-to-day life. It’s often more of a hindrance and a distraction, rather than helping me achieve more (or in fact anything).

Has anyone else been feeling like this recently?  What steps have you taken to regain focus on the here and now?

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Dear Facebook…

…it’s no secret that we’ve had our ups and downs. Our extended period of separation was a much needed and very refreshing time for me.

When I recently suggested we get back together, I thought we could start afresh, approach life differently than before.  However, pretty soon we were back to our old ways and to be honest, it was too much too soon.

Look — it’s not you, it’s me. OK? I’m just not ready to jump straight back in to the way things were. Having you back in my life made me realize how valuable my time is. I need my space.

So for now I’m removing your app from my phone.  We’ll still see each other from time to time when I visit my desktop, just like it used to be before you became more mobile.

Yours Sincerely,
Alastair.

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