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How to strengthen relationships in a digital world

We have one of the most powerful tools in our hands to connect, so why are people feeling more disconnected, more depressed, and more alone? What would it be like if people were more loving and less superficial?

Have you ever thought about how to save time, create deeper connections and make a greater impact online, or are you endlessly scrolling, feeling more alone and stretched than ever before?

The Only article for Merrymen Magazine volume 3 - photos by Aliona Kuznetsova
The Only - Article for Merrymen Magazine with photos from Aliona Kuznetsova

We’ve all heard that those who have a six figure income do not live a happier life. And that people who live a more fulfilling life and are a positive interruption to the status quo are happier.

Do people expect more from technology and less from each other?

Devices are influencing and redefining connection and communication. We need to first ask ourselves to think about the kinds of connections we wish to have. The sad truth is a lot of people feel that it is challenging to be real with themselves and with others online.

Re-inventing the way we support and connect with each other – igniting people to stand for what they believe in to live happier, healthier and more connected lives is the first step in making the conscious effort to change how we connect and ultimately, feeling less alone.

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.”
– Robin Williams

It’s really important to understand that if you have feelings of loneliness, the person with the power to make a change is you. And the solution in fact is really simple.

We can begin by utilizing tools like your smartphone in ways that support meaningful connections and lead to conversations. If we start utilizing our powerful communication tools the correct way, instead of scrolling endlessly you can make a positive impact toward someone else.

Instead of repeating or sending generic messages, include personal touches. We all have the ability to record and send a video or audio message. And if you don’t know how there are endless tutorials and teachers to help you.

“Sometimes our own needs and desires must be expressed, even at the expense of shattering the image others have created of us.”
– Sean Wolfe

There are 3 basic steps to any online message one can take to create meaningful connections with others: start a conversation, be giving, be real. It’s really as simple as that. By following these easy steps you can dramatically change how people communicate with you.

The appreciation people feel towards the more personal messages creates a ripple effect that changes how others respond as well as how they connect with future conversations.

We have one of the most powerful tools in our hands to connect, so why are people feeling more disconnected, more depressed, and more alone? What would it be like if people were more loving and less superficial?

Have you ever thought about how to save time, create deeper connections and make a greater impact online, or are you endlessly scrolling, feeling more alone and stretched than ever before?

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