Is Technology Killing Our Friendships
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And who says that talking with people far away has to be shallow..I'm awfully thankful to technology that I can talk to my best mate everyday although he is at a college in another distant city...technology is keeping our friendship alive and awesome
And tbh you can't really have 20 friends who are going to be with you through thick and thin ..because that would mean that you'll have to be there for 20 friends(unless you suck at being a friend) and that you'll have to be in touch with 20 friends..and if you are in touch with 20 friends..it just means you aren't really in that good of touch with anyone
I mean how do you even find time to have 'deep' conversations with 20 people..
And technology could improve your friendship too (if you let it)
You can have virtual sleepovers ..play video games online..could have deep chats with each other at 3 in the morning..best case scenario you two post some videos online and get end up like smosh ;)
And if technology is killing your friendship..it's not because technology is bad..it's because your friendship is bad (reads-terrible) ..if it weren't technology ..it would have found some other way to die..
friendship is bigger than technology..but you can use technology to the betterment of your friendship or to the death of it
It depends on you ..not technology...technology is just an outlet..it depends on how you use it that matters..and how you use it ..depends on who you really are...so its you on whom the bond of your friendship depends..not technology :)
Socially anxious people are naturally afraid of social situations..hence..technology is an outlet for them to be themselves..to express themselves..hence they frequently use technology ..to help their anxiety :)
Hence anxious people choose technology and that's the reason surveys like these are misleading..highly anxious people opt for technology and it's not frequenting on technology that's making them anxious..it's them being anxious the reason behind them frequentingly using technology
these 'addictive' virtual world you talk about are the ones you chose..it's the choice you made..not everybody like the people around them and technology can help them bringing them virtually closer to like minded people..and hence resulting in deep meaningful friendships
Example- This site can be an 'addictive' virtual platform..but people choose to be on this site because they like being on this site..helps them meet like minded people..take part in debates..talk about things..helps them hone their debating skills etc
While the 'actual' people around them may have no interests in things like these which might make the users of this website feel isoltated with people near them in the real world(which ironically people say virtual enviornment does..but in this case the actual enviornment is resulting in feeling of isolation by one individual)..hence ironically a virtual website makes them feel like they belong..helps them to come out of their shell...even results in meaningful friendships
Also if the people are spending most of their time in the virtual world ..it's because they like it better..which might be because their is sommuch you can do with your friends(the ones near you or the virtual ones)in the virtual world..or because they don't like people around them..whatever maybe the reason they are choosing the virtual world..which means either their friendships aren't being affected by this virtual world..or they don't care much about their friendships outside this virtual world(which means the friendship sucks not the technology)
i would like to reiterate technology is just an outlet..if it's killing your friendship it's because your friendship sucks..not technology..
You can use it in whatever way you want..it depends on who you are..blaming technology for killing friendships is irrational because you are the user ..you are using it according to your will..hence you are killing your friendship not technology.lif it weren't for technology..it would have died some other way..:)
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