communication

Look Up

Is technology making us lonelier than we ever have been before?

This is a video written and narrated by Gary Turk that has quickly reached 20 million views You Tube within 1 week of posting.

Without the help of social media Gary’s message would not be heard by many of us. A message that makes us realise there could be opportunities missed by relying on technology too much.

Technology and social media is part of our everyday lives. Communication is so much easier when we are connected online. We use it to keep in touch with loved ones inter-state or overseas. Smart phone apps allows us to socialise easier when it comes to organising catch-up with friends, decide on a meeting spot or the next restaurant to eat at.

We have access to information at our fingertips and we can search things up without having to ask anybody for the answers. Perhaps lost without access to data and Google maps to tell us where to go.

However, it’s true, as we silently stare into a screen, poke and swipe at it – we are spending the time alone and doing it in isolation. Technology does play a big part in our everyday lives, but don’t be deluded that you are ‘connecting’ with people this way.

Maybe it is time to ‘Look Up’ and see what’s around you.

Solutions

I think about depression this way. It’s very simple.

Depression was the solution to not killing myself. I am still holding on.

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What is the solution to Depression?

The true answer is – this question is much harder to answer.

But all these things help:

  • Time
  • Understanding
  • Empathy
  • Patience
  • Flexibility
  • Unconditional love
  • Reassurance

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I hope you might be able to help someone who cannot help themselves in their current state of mind.

There is a lot of reward in giving without expecting any back in return.

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Communication via sticky note

I think passive aggressive behaviour is hilarious. I’ve never really thought about it until recently that I have pretty much grown up in a passive-aggressive environment. That is maybe why I like to be sarcastic and love sarcastic people.

My family likes to communicate to each other via sticky notes. Which is fine, because it’s difficult to get everyone together at the same time and my parents ability to use a mobile phone are somewhat limited, but improving.

This is a classic example of a passive-aggressive sticky note. Crappy lighting and camera phone. Just what you want to read in the early in the morning. It cracked me up.

Lessons on how to write the best passive-aggressive sticky note:

So I try not to post too many sarcastic comments on my Facebook wall now-a-days because even though it’s funny…i’ll stick to doing it in real life instead. (Where appropriate) Haha xx