We spend increasingly more time in front of a computer.
In front of a mobile phone or pad.
Texting, tweeting and posting, without a word being spoken aloud to anyone.
But we’re not really in front of those devices.
We’re hidden behind them.
We lose something in that process.
It struck me while listening to Simon Sinek give a TED talk.
He made a case for how there’s a part of us, a part of our humanity, that we’re losing. But it’s a part we need.
In fact, we crave it.
We crave human connection.
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Online has caused a wall to be thrown up where we’ve isolated ourselves.
But look at how we still look to communicate with others. We just don’t stop. We’re relentless.
We’re all alone but yet we keep on tapping out message after message.
All those texts and tweets and posts go out meant to communicate to someone.
But an element is missing in that connection.
And it’s this:
We need to be among people.
Not relate to them through machines.
As in, real life, face to face, pressing the flesh, walk among people, experience human connection.
It’s how we’re wired. We read people’s faces, respond to smiles, look into eyes, shake hands, embrace. Because we’re 100% organic human beings, not digital bytes.
Which is why what we crave from our wedding photos, are photos of us immersed in this most primal connection of all.
Simply being with the ones we love most.
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