A recent snippet in the Denver Post entitled "Feeling an overload of social networking" highlighted what it called "online sociability fatigue". At the coffee shop I frequent, a regular conversation partner commented on the fear young people have of being left out or becoming irrelevant. I wondered if this fatigue might compel us to anchor our significance in something greater than the mediated interfaces that want to define us. Then all the social networking technology would become something that enhances our day (and us) rather then defines it (or us).
I recently read that lego characters have taken on an angrier tone over the last 20 years. The original figures were yellow and had a simple smile. Since 1989, the figures have taken on more negative emotions. Much of this has to do with the movie tie ins depicting the struggle between good and evil. […]
I had a speaking gig a year ago. I left feeling good about the material and my delivery of it. Yet the reviews that came in were the worst I ever received as a speaker. Not horrible, but still. It was obvious I failed. The audience wasn’t engaged and I apparently wasn’t very dynamic (the […]
To be resilient requires that we be as vibrant in our emotional, physical, and spiritual lives as we can possibly be. Yet we come up against a force that holds us down and prevents us from thriving. It’s called suppression. Suppression has been the cause of ulcers, mental issues, insecurities, and ineffectiveness throughout all of […]