Most people think of 'intimacy' strictly in terms of romantic liaisons. The reality? An increasingly fast-paced, technology driven, take-out dinner society is hurting intimacy in all of our relationships.
It’s troubling to comprehend the true degree of disconnect in today’s world. The mass level of personal social sharing has skyrocketed while individual sharing has plummeted. In essence, creating a ‘bigger macrocosm’ and possibly harming an individual’s ‘microcosm.’
Families in particular, must build and continue to build tremendous intimacy with one another. These are the intimacy roots we return to in good times and bad.
It’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of online ‘intimacy security’ especially with social media networks offering great support in times of difficulty. However, those individuals continue to live on a computer screen while family sits at the table next to you.
It is essential to prioritize being intimately connected with family and friends.