Four billion people have access to the Internet and more than half of them have smartphones. Three billion people access Social Media platforms every single day.
At a scroll of a finger we can communicate globally but many of us struggle to find the words to say hello to our neighbour. We are more isolated than ever before and health professionals in Australia have recently found that the impact of isolation on our health is just as life-threatening as today smoking fifteen cigarettes.
Social Media has broken all the rules and blurred the lines between knowledge and presence. The human condition is birthed in the presupposition that we belong to each other.
Village life, communities and family units were the foundation stones of our existence, yet we have seen them morph into relationships of convenience rather than belonging.
Today what if you looked up from your phone and had a decent conversation with the person in the same room as you?
What if you switched off your computer and said, ‘Hello’? Together let’s make a pact this week to look up, more than we look down.