Sunday, August 06, 2006

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A recent news from CNN says that Americans are becoming increasingly lonely. And what's suprising is that this increased social isolation affects almost everyone across the age spectrum -- from college students to the retirees.
It seems ironic that as the country's population is getting larger, and technology is making communication easier, more and more people seem to lose the ability to forge intimate relationships with other people. Instead, we have an increasing number of shallow "pseudo-relationships".
We have cellphones filled a gazzilion phone numbers, yet we never a meaningful conversation in a week. We receive thousands of emails a day, yet not one of them stirrs our hearts in the same way as a single handwritten note.
I spend hours in front of a computer, as I am now writing this. But do you think I'd be doing this if I have something better to do in the "real" world?

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