Sunday, January 9, 2011

Generational Differences

With Facebook and other entities becoming larger and larger parts of our lives, there's been a lot of talk of the death of privacy. At the same time, in church lately, I've heard a lot about people becoming more isolated.

I think a friend of mine said it best yesterday, explaining that anyone who lived through the 70s or McCarthyism is used to hiding. My age on down, I believe we're on the other end of the spectrum. I believe we have a tendency to over-share to the detriment of genuine, personally enriching relationships.


  1. You hit the nail on the head. We hide and then we let it all hang out . What's the middle ground?

  2. Hi David...I think the middle ground is understanding social media for what it is...a tool. We have to remember to keep genuine, developing relationships going, be they on or off line.

    As much as people decry Facebook and the like, I've seen people do the same thing in real life...TONS of friends and they know nothing about then besides superficial facts.