Socially connected or blinded by social illusion

Hello there,

Have you ever thought about how you can be socially connected and yet feel alone at the same time? Before you say it is impossible, just think about it. Through social media you connect to millions of people through messages and start to believe that you are really connected with these people. I am not talking about blogs, podcasts or tweets, where you outsource your information and stay general. I am talking personal close relationships. You blind yourself with a thought that your friends on social network are close to you even though if you look around you are sitting alone in your room or in a business center or in an internet cafe. At the end of the day, think about it how many people can you call at 02.00am in case of an emergency and they will show up at your door? 

The thing is the society is changing and so are the societal dynamics. Personally, I think that there are a lot of us out there, myself included, that are blinded by the idea of being socially connected and yet are more alone than ever. You know, they say that the strongest people are the most vulnerable ones? I think the same concept applies here the more social you think you are, the more alone you really are. This is subject to discussion of course and I am supposing that there will be people out there willing to challenge this view on current society.

Nonetheless, this is just something that has crossed my mind today and perhaps it is something that makes you think. Perhaps you have a different opinion to mine and perhaps I am wrong but hey, it is something I wanted to share with you all today!

Have a good day everyone, 

– K

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