“One of the best things about living in 2018 is that we have the opportunity to connect with others across oceans and national boundaries within seconds. The internet and technology have given us the ability to learn anything we could imagine, build relationships and communities, create social movements, and bring our ideas to fruition like never before. The way that technology is impacting every aspect of our lives, from our healthcare to our shopping habits, gives us new opportunities to create ideas and products that can be disseminated globally and make a positive impact on a large scale.
On the flip side, technology can also erode our relationships. Rather than strengthening our relationships through increased connection opportunities, we become distracted and unable to be fully present. The inability to live fully in the moment robs us of the simple joys and memories that can only be properly enjoyed when we are fully present. The best and worst part is that the choice is ours; we have the responsibility to decide for ourselves how we want to let these powerful tools impact our lives.”
📸: Autumn Goodman