Monday, December 13, 2010

People Need People

So I have been noticing a new job trend lately. The people who are hired to stand on the corner waving signs for different businesses to try and get your attention. Some are selling tacos or other food, some are selling real estate. The other day I saw a guy in a tuxedo dancing with a sign saying "Honk for Mr. tuxedo". Of course, I honked.

It got me thinking. Today's world has less contact. We go on facebook to keep up with friends, we email or text to check in with them. How often do we pick up the phone? Or send a letter or a card? As "connected" as this new world is, with our cell phones and laptops, we are losing our connections with PEOPLE.

In my current situation, I feel like I am feeling that more than ever. I have moved away from the people in my life. Some days I don't feel like talking to anyone, let alone seeing them. A text is my favorite form of contact these days. However, I know that I need more. I need more contact with actual people.

How to get there? All I can do is put one foot in front of the other.


  1. I didn't realize it until I read your words, but that is exactly how I feel!

  2. Wow, that is so my MO as well. I really miss the face-to-face contact with people but it's so hard to work up the energy/nerve to make that first move. A quick text is just so much easier.

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  4. New to blogger... here's my comment: Learn more about "lucid dreaming." I am near 9 months. I still can't believe it what happened.... Yet dreams are very good and maybe a way to connect with lost ones spiritually. Who knows?