A Renaissance by L.M. Lake

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Trends are changing as trends do. People are bored. Tired of looking at another phone, tired of watching yet another cat video. The “ new technology” isn’t new anymore. Grandmothers use Facebook and now text. So what is the new thing?

How about real music? How about revisiting some classic art? How about thinking organically? Having a discussion about the sky, quantum physics or how a battery is made. Talking about ideas, not people.

There are literally thousands of movies and YouTube videos about “ What I did today “ all to make us feel connected. Who cares what stuff I bought today, or what restaurant I went to? We’re not connected and we are starving for it. A human being cannot be replaced.

A Personal Assistant is not your friend.

A Mobile Device is not your friend.

Artificial Intelligence cannot love you.

A social blog post, doesn’t illustrate the passion behind one's voice, no matter how well written. The thrill of excitement as genius’s share their innovations cannot resonate. 

Stories are leaving, connections are being broken, and more importantly our youth is learning how to remain separated forever.

These devices we talk into to create a faster productive day, actually separate us more than ever. We hide behind them.

A warm laugh versus an “LOL”. A smile can’t be replaced by an emoji. Humans need the warmth of a touch, a shared, ‘hey that was a great job’.

The new trend, is an old trend, or if you will, a behavior lost for thirty years. It is a return to the front porch, people dropping by, and conversations instead of texting.

Oh, it’s slow in coming I grant you. But I see signs everywhere. Little clues here and there.

Leave one take one book mailboxes in the front yard

Live chats on social platforms

Moving to smaller towns

A return to signing up for the volleyball team or softball team.

Let’s face it, there’s nothing greater than being with your friends on a Friday night. Having a strong hand to hold you when you are scared in the night.

Bottom line, we need each other, all of us, not devices.

Unplug.