in touch

Last week I dropped a line to a couple of people to say hi.. The list included people who I wanted to be in touch with and those with whom I had not had a word for a very long time.

I must confess that there were only two people on that list who I had expected would write back.. Suprsingly some of those who replied and then added me on bbm were people I could not dream of..

Sometimes emails like these are necessary to give yourself a reality check.

Another thing that has struck me in the past few weeks is that the mobile has connected us to several people across the globe but blinded us from what’s happening around us..

Its strange how while travelin or walking on the road we are not interested in observing what’s happening around us. We don’t look at the faces of those who cross us and don’t smile at those who walk us by..
Is it that connections in the virtual world is allowing expression of thought but not feeling??

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2 thoughts on “in touch

  1. No madam. Once you know the person, once you’ve met the person, you have a sense of him/her – you don’t need to see their face to know their state of emotion when they reply or call – you are empathetic enough that reading the email will let you get a sense of their state of mind.

    However, I do think FB/Twitter have relegated the art of a well written letter to history.

    But then, we do have blogs! 🙂

    Love,
    M

  2. Just saw this one – it’s really insightful!

    “..the mobile has connected us to several people across the globe but blinded us from what’s happening around us..”

    So true!

    e-mails, blogs- all the technology blitz is definitely a double-edged sword. It has as much power to drive people apart as it has to bring them closer.

    And yes – as a response to the feedback ‘You don’t need to see their face to know their state of emotion…’, I can only say, that could very well be a fallacy – because people change ALL the time… they too go through different ‘versions’ and avatars through the years – so, watch out – if you are never face-to-face, you might not be communicating with the right version at all…

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