THE HEART OF LONELINESS: HOW WE CAN BE CONNECTED BUT ALONE

 

 

 

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

 

In this talk Psychologist Sherry Turkle says we have a tendency to use social media to constantly seek validation from others, rather than allowing ourselves to be alone.  Sherry strongly believes we need to find peace with being alone, before we can start meaningful relationships. 

 

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

 

Definitely a bit of food for thought, especially during the end of year hustle and bustle which can be a lonely and stressful time for many.  After you’ve watched this inspiring TED Talk try taking a step away from your phone and reach out to talk to an actual person and experience the difference.

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