On Lonliness

We turn to other people in order to feel less anxious or in order to feel alive. If we’re not able to be alone, we’re going to be more lonely. We expect more from technology and less from each other. We’re lonely but we’re afraid of intimacy.

~ Sherry Turkle

How long can you stay off the Internet?

Me? Not long. And when I think back — not that far back — it seems like the gap between offline interaction and online interaction has closed significantly. If you’re reading this, you probably know what I mean.



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