The more plugged in I am, the less connection I feel to the world. I subscribe to podcasts, youtube, listen to an ipod, surf the internet and watch cable TV. I read. I see pundits and experts who tell me what to think and how to react to the latest earth-shaking events. There are a lot of people talking, but no real conversations.
I can’t help but wonder if all this technology is really helping bring the world together. I lorg for face-to-face coffee klatches. A chat over a tea on the porch. Those are real encounters with human beings, opportunities to see the reactions and expressions of those people in the real world.
I guess what I’m saying is I’m not really that old. I just feel old.