Podcast: Profoundly Disconnected

In an era marked by connections to smartphones, gadgets and the internet, the people around us have become profoundly disconnected from one another.

These interesting times are being defined by communities, workplaces and relationships that are overwhelmed by interpersonal communication problems. People can talk through Bluetooth while driving, but cannot talk through what is driving them to feel blue. Couples express feelings by sharing Emoji faces with one another in text messages, but cannot understand the body language and facial expressions of one another. Coworkers may “like” one another’s status updates on Facebook, but struggle to find productive ways to enjoy their work together. Most everyone seems to feel the impact, however struggle to communicate it.

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