The Answer is not Online

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We all spend so much time online and much of that time on things like watching videos, playing online games, checking email or scrolling through our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feeds. It is almost like we are searching for an answer and never finding it. We just keep looking for that one morsel of information that will change everything. We may be going online to relax, or we may be feeling lonely and have a desire to connect with other humans, so we log on to Facebook searching for something but we are not sure what. We often feel tired, stressed and drained and wonder why we never have enough time to do all the things we want to do. Yet, we rarely put our phones down or look up from our computers.

We are so connected, we are disconnected.

We get our feelings hurt when a friend doesn’t like or comment on our latest photo. I don’t know what the answer is but I don’t think it is on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, YouTube or this blog. I think it is in taking more walks in nature, spending more time doing nothing and just noticing what is going on around us.

What do you think?

Marin Headlands

4 thoughts on “The Answer is not Online

  1. jennydecki

    First, I agree. I spend a lot of time on Facebook and other social media sites but if I didn’t see/touch/listen to other actual meaty-live people I would probably go batty. We went blueberry picking last weekend and seriously eating a blueberry off the bush? One of the greatest experiences of my life.

    Second, I think part of the problem is some people who are looking for connection online in the form of likes and shares. It’s like expecting to go into a party holding a picture above your head and the whole room is supposed to come to YOU and tell you how nice the picture is and give you a thumbs up? Those are pretty high expectations for just showing a picture.

    I love this post and think that connection not only to other people but to the outside world is vitally important to all of us. Body and soul.

  2. Colleen Proppé

    Nailed it. 🙂
    But seriously… I actually think of all this crazy online stuff as a way to improve our way of seeing, our photography, and lives. You may start posting all your pictures, but eventually you only post the best ones. You also notice what people like and what people don’t like. It’s all constructive feedback in the end and it shouldn’t make anyone feel bad. But yes, get out, enjoy every day to its fullest no matter what.

  3. Sally_K Post author

    @Jenny next party I go to I am going to walk around holding printed out pictures and ask people if they like them to give me a thumbs up. Great idea for a conversation starter! 🙂

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