Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Social media won't help you be great at the fundamentals of real relationships

This weeks sparkenation.

The following is an excerpt from a recent blog by Kevin Roberts, the Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi:
"Technology is shaping the way we live and interact with each other, but as it becomes an increasing central in daily life, researchers have begun to wonder about the affect it has on the happiness and emotional development of the next generation. Unfortunately, according to a recent study from Stanford University, it's not looking good." You can read Kevin's full blog here.

Social media can be an aid to building and growing relationships of high value and mutual reward however it won't help you to be great at the fundamentals of real relationships such as care, empathy, compassion, and trust.

Don't let what you do in social media replace real quality time with real people otherwise before you know it you will have stolen your own happiness.

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian

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