In the streets you’d see people with headsets/head phones plugged in their ears. There were a couple I accidentally bumped in during the rush hours or was with me in elevators and I can hear from where I was standing whatever they were listening through those headsets.
You’d talk to them, but they are too self-absorbed and tuned out somewehere enjoying their own world.
Has our social life shrunk into interacting with our friends and meeting new friends through computers and cellphones and gadgetry? I hope not.
Last Friday, I contemplated on my way home how my social life has drastically changed since I become a single mom. It has been limitted to work and home and the only means I “socialize” with other people/friends and the chance to meet new ones is through the internet (blogging, forums and social networks)
I miss the physical aspects of social interaction where you laugh, cry, be silly and sweat with friends. I miss enjoying an activity that does not involve gadgets or any gadget in between me and the person I talk to.
Is the world becoming autistic?