Lessons from being offline!
Have you ever face a moment in life where you've stop trying? I don't know if you've ever experiences those moments where it was a victory just to live. But I do.
I met a friend not long ago who was facing a severe depression. He was amongst the few Originals I knew. A good encourager, motivator and leader. I was sad to see him emotionally so low that day. Within a few months time he has really gotten into bad times and I wasn't even aware of what he was going through.
I couldn't sleep that night. I could personally relate to him because I have been through this phase myself. There was a time in my life where the idea of getting out of my comfort zone was a dream I couldn't accomplish for a very long time because I made the mistake of connecting my dream with my identity so when my dream fail, it felt like I died and I hold onto it really hard and couldn't let go of it. I honestly don't think I would've gone through those phase without a support.
And I am in this social network where we always hollered at each other with likes and nice comments. So much so, that I started to like the idea of this false reality where I have hundreds of caring friends.That's when I realize that we've been so connected but can be so disconnected at the same time. Come to think of it, I have a Thousand friends on my social network. I speak to all of them everyday yet none of them really know me.That's when I decided to be offline for while to see if it really matters to my friends. And sadly enough, only few noticed.
It's an interesting lessons I learnt that day. Now, I'm initially starting to connect with him more personally. I just wanted to be a person and a friend beyond that virtual wall. I choose to doubt the default and install a new browser.
#frienshipmatters #reachout #life2.0 #love #communicate