Social connections vs. social connection

In the not so distant past, our communities were built from human interaction, and personal connections went as far as our car or even just feet could take us.

Now we can interact with anyone around the world instantly, which has opened up huge opportunities for growth and change.

But there is an opportunity cost.

Any time we spend on connecting with those that are in other states or regions or countries, we lose time to connect with those we live right next to.

While this allows others from far away to bring resources to areas that really need them, it also lets us off the hook.

Some of us now no longer feel as compelled to look after our neighbors or take care of those in our own communities.

We’ve become closer at the expense of growing apart.

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