Why Is It So Hard to Simply Connect?

by Cathy Miller

in Creative Writing, Short and Sweet

bigstock-Internet-and-social-media-conc-28992089We have smartphones that surf

And apps to remind

We have forms to fill out

And chat lines to help

We tweet, we post, we pin our best

And for all of that, we cannot connect

Our calls get tangled in phone tree sap

Our emails are bounced in Do Not Reply

We wallow in a Do It Yourself web

With Gurus who tell us all we do wrong

For all of our toys and social media noise

Why is it so hard to simply connect?

Just sayin’



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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Darnell Jackson February 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

Good topic Cathy,

I’ve found the stuff that I almost wince about posting or sending because its “too controversial” or “HARSH” connects the best these days with people.

No risk = No reward

“They” say politics and religion are too risky and “we” shouldn’t talk about it.

I say where there’s risk there’s ACTION, deal the cards, :)
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Cathy February 7, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hi Darnell: I admit, I’m not much for jumping in the middle of controversy. It has more to do with my personal energy Geiger-counter – a.k.a. is it worth the energy? than it does the controversy.

However, I appreciate that we have the freedom to do so. My only benchmark is to be nice about it, and to not personally attack those with different opinions. But, then I am a Pollyanna. :-)

Thanks for taking the risk, Darnell. ;-)


Lori February 7, 2013 at 10:50 am

Maybe because there’s a lot of noise from these self-appointed gurus telling us “NO! Do it THIS way!” Makes it tough to just reach out, especially when reaching out is the goal.

I say be yourself and gurus be damned. They may have a large following, but I’ve always wondered about people who will follow blindly others’ advice. It’s the quality of the connections, not the quantity, that matters.


Cathy February 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

Hear, hear, Lori. :-) Quality connections. I like that. :-)


Carol February 8, 2013 at 5:44 am

Good point, ladies. Too many connections vs quality connections. Have a nice weekend both.


Anne Wayman February 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

My solution is to start with ‘hello.’


Cathy February 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

Good place to start, Anne. ;-)


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