Lest we confuse connectivity for true connection – Bad Idea to Resolve Arguments via Text

A story on Mashable which, in leu of a highly “connected” world, is probably worth consideration.

“Reaction to disappointment and reality testing occur more quickly face to face,” he said in a release. “There is a narrowness with texting, and you don’t get to see the breadth of a person that you need to see.”

LINK to story

Anyone with half a brain should know that volumes of crucial interpersonal information is lost when two people choose to communicate via veiled electronic means. Beyond even the words we speak, it is the pacing, it is the breathing, eye contact, body language, it is you and your partner truly conversing, acting and reacting in a manner devoid of obstacles behind which to hide. Sure, you can say one thing, but feel something else, but our eyes betray our dishonest intentions, and from of all this being out in the open, we are truly conversing.

Anyway, just a thought which was brought back to the surface with the publishing of this obvious fact.

So yes… here are some images which I thought were funny, interesting or particularly striking.

 

Poor Pluto

Poor Pluto

As a general rule of thumb: fractals are badass

As a general rule of thumb: fractals are badass

A clear blue sky in China

A clear blue sky in China

An eerily appropriate tableau for human life: a Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.

An eerily appropriate tableau for human life: a Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994.

Who's house

Owl in the snow

Live bait

Live bait

Sharpest photo, to date, of a sun spot

Sharpest photo, to date, of a sun spot

Woman intervenes in the beating of a racist.

Woman intervenes in the beating of a racist.

And lastly, my favourite... the fox and the grapes. I'll probably return to this one day, and do a full post dedicated to this.

And lastly, my favourite… the fox and the grapes.
I’ll probably return to this one day, and do a full post dedicated to this.

Take care, and stay connected; make sure you get some genuine face to face time in with those you love.

– J

 

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About Ossington

I often think but seldom share these thoughts. And if the product of my thinking is to affect anything but my own sense of satisfaction, then surely it must be shared. Here you may try to know what I believe to know.
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