My college-aged granddaughter mentioned that she’s majoring in journalism with a focus on public relations. She’s grown up with social media, which is what public relations has turned into. I started thinking about how people feel social media connects them to others without any thought of what being connected really means. They want to be individualistic, and at the same time to connect to (many) others. It’s hard for a normal person to find a balance between what you experience trying to be an individual, and how you are connected to the universe at the same time. Recognizing your own feelings and experiences while also understanding how everything in nature is related is the goal; it’s the balance point. But balancing these two things can be tricky when you think about how social media has taken over so much of our lives. You think you’re a part of the larger whole but essentially you are throwing yourself out as an individual, with no guarantees of any connection.
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