It certainly is possible for an online medium to be a doorway to a deeper relationship, but only a doorway. If the interaction never proceeds past an online medium, its hard to truly develop an intimate connection.
Good article. I think you make a really great point about the importance of being present with yourself in order to be present with others. It’s hard to do in this age of distractions, but I like you’re approach. Thanks for sharing this article.
Thank you for commenting. I agree with you that part of the issue is unmet expectations. I think a business that doesn’t find a way to meet expectations is going to create experiences where people are unhappy, but I also think quantity is the issue in part because they simply haven’t figured out how to meet…
Yeah it was a lot of exhausting work. I’m still recovering and in a lot ways I think what’s hardest is how lost I still feel. But its a process and I just have to give it time.
I’m glad I figured it out too. In some ways this experience has served to clear things out and get me to really examine my priorities with everything I’m doing. It’s been a blessing in disguise, or perhaps I’m just making it into one. I’m glad you resisted such an investment too.