We're Not Connected, We've Just Mastered Loneliness | Unwritten

February 19, 2015 8:00 PM

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We're Not Connected, We've Just Mastered Loneliness | Unwritten

My friend was late. To avoid looking like a complete loner at the coffee shop table, I did what we all would do: pulled out my phone. I scrolled through Facebook, refreshed Instagram, checked out Twitter, and played some Trivia Crack. I checked the time and my texts...then returned to Facebook and began the cycle again. When my friend showed up, our phones stayed on the table, occasionally lighting up, causing us to look down at them. During lulls in the conversation, we would address our notifications, quickly typing, laughing to our phones instead of actually laughing with each other.

Like, scroll, tweet, retweet, snap, play, repeat. We all do it. With social media literally in the palm of our hands, it's easy to want to be connected 24/7 out of the fear that if we don't refresh the page, we might miss something. Sure, we can check later, but by that time, we're already out of th...

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