Several studies and campaigns, highlight the reality of disconnection by the very tools and technology originally designed to connect.
As we make an effort to be more present to each other, let us remember that the power lies in our ability to chose the way we use devices and social media. To better illustrate, watch both videos below; which give contrast to whether or not we truly connect:
A percentage of people admit to the fact of using their cell phone device in order to avoid interacting with others. The mere presence of a cell phone affects how we relate to others, so the key is to learn to let go and reduce the anxiety related to tucking away your devices while in good company.
Let us make good use of technology and polarize the goal to be truly present; understanding that real connections are the ones to nurture us as humans.
What are your thoughts on this topic? We would love to hear your thoughts within the comments box below.
You may also comment or post through social media, using the hashtag #bepresent (just make sure you don't do so while missing important quality time with others).