Today has been a strange and trying day, which I will talk a little bit more about tomorrow, but I came across this quote today and I just can’t stop thinking about it. I’ve been working on a little work/life balance project the last week or two – trying to get things a little more in order and together – and I found this quote in some of my research today. It hit me like a punch to the gut.
We are lonely but fearful of intimacy. Digital connections offer the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship. We expect more from technology and less from each other. – Sherry Turkle