A few items from my Twitter feeds stood out over the past day or two.
It turns out spending time with our families makes us way happier than connecting online. The Happiness Barometer says so. Can I get a “well duh?” Catching up after work or eating with family members totaled 60% to a mere 7% between social media and text messaging. While it’s very cool to “meet” new friends and make connections online, I have definitely discovered that talking to family members and friends in real life far surpasses anything that happens only through a screen. That is one of the biggest benefits I’ve experienced from practicing digital Sabbath. Still, there are quite a few folks out there that I would love to meet face to face someday, all of whom I only know digitally at this point.
Funneling kids into life-stage ghettos is a terrible way to engender connections between generations.
Adolescence now may be described as lasting from the onset of puberty into one’s early 30s.
What have you found that’s got you thinking?