The Positive And Negative Life Experience Essay

879 Words Dec 24th, 2015 4 Pages
The opportunity to share both positive and negative life experience and to support others as well is beneficial to the well-being of women (and men) (Gustafson, 2010). In a world which seems more connected than ever before it appears that people are lonelier which is confusing in itself, however I would like to propose a simple but possible theory. Is it possible that there is more to fulfilling relationships than just keeping in contact? Is it possible we need to hear each others voices and see each others facial expressions to truly connect? Are we missing out by digitalizing our “friends” and relatives? Supportive relationships with the people we truly connect with foster our mental well-being. The “old ways” of connecting such as calling a friend up or even dropping by their house strangely seem to be vanishing, and being replaced by text messages and facebook creeping. Text messages are great to exchange simple information but they fail to convey any emotion and fall short in the depth of conversation which is possible. Facebook creeping rather than talking to people, asking questions and engaging in others lives has obvious roadblocks in maintaining “real” friendships and relationships because of its one sided position (when people refer to “facebook” friends they are not talking about friendships but rather a collection of people). To put it plainly an emojji can never compare to a hug or heart to heart conversation (no matter how many hundreds of them there are to…

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