We’ve got Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, What’s App, chat and endless ways to communicate with people without having to be there in the present.
Obsessed with “likes” and “follows” – feeding the monster with new and creative posts.
This plays out into direct contact with real people face-to-face in crowdsourcing situations.
At the country club – group contact.
The pool – cover many people in the time you would have to spend on one.
Girl’s (or guy’s) night out – group therapy in one place with everyone together.
Anywhere we don’t have to be one-on-one focused on an individual in real time.
Crowdsourcing friends is an avoidance of such contact and allows less significant contact with more people – kind of like the principles behind online social media.
If you have made one real friend in life, you are a special person.
If you have one real friend who cares about you enough to focus on your life, you have been blessed many times over.
You’re not a real friend if you’re absent and social media doesn’t count.
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