Your family, your friends, your loved ones, your colleagues, your doctor, your house help, the stranger you bump into on the street, the stranger you pass by without noticing, all of these people define you. They are your ecosystem and you need to nurture them.
With the advancement of technology and social media, most of us have started living in a cocoon. We usually stay detached from others even when we are having lunch or dinner with them. There are enough options available to keep us entertained without any interaction with a real human being. Human interaction is in fact now considered a major distraction in our lives that resolve around a virtual world, which we are used to access through our electronic devices.
I agree that Independence is important but it does not have to mean total isolation from the rest of the world. Let us not forget we are human being and, at the most basic level, need to feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, importance security and mutual respect. Even in the virtual world, we find ourselves surrounded by people who share their tiniest achievements in order to receive some “Likes”.This is how hungry we are for social approval. It is somewhat sad that instead of depending upon our actual ecosystem for such emotional needs, we have started depending heavily upon virtual acquaintances.
As is quite natural, with passage of time, this leads us towards loneliness and even depression. Trust me, social media cannot replace actual or real relationship. You need to understand that a strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best support in our life. It strengthens the mind, health, and our connections with others.
Preserve it! Don’t let it go. Because once you let it slip from your hand, it will never come back to you.
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS AND START NURTURING YOUR ECOSYSTEM!!