I spent the weekend with friends who consider themselves quite progressive. Opened-minded. Conservative in many ways yet liberal in other ways.
Yet this thing bothered me…
They were not on FaceBook and had no interest in jumping on the connectedness highway. That puzzled me.
I don’t “love” many things about FaceBook but I do appreciate it. It’s a great way to keep in touch with a huge amount of friends and family from all over the WORLD, really. How could that not be a good thing that you would want to add to your life? How could you not want to be part of that huge planet party?
Maybe the only reason is because you think your own limited planet party is the ultimate? You can’t imagine that life could be any better than it is right now with all that is “your life”? That is the sense I got from these friends. Sad…I thought. They don’t know what they are missing. But there was lots of other stuff they were missing, too, yet they felt their lives were so full and complete. It didn’t hit me until after we got home but this is the way for so many people. This whole FaceBook thing was just the very clear representative of that whole thing for me.
I love that the people closest to me (most of them the same age as these friends or older…) are embracing new technology as it evolves. They aren’t “afraid” or “suspicious” or any of the like. They know where it’s at.
It is my hope that will be me. Twenty plus years from now, I want to signing up for the latest WorldBook account or whatever it will be called then. It was a great reminder and I am grateful.
Good stuff. Good things.