…it has been said that there is a someone out there for everyone – the other half that makes you a whole.
Of course finding that elusive spirit in this swirling maelstrom of humanity seems at times to be an inconceivable task. There could be a fleeting moment of connection in a crowded commuter train or a sideways glance on the M25 during rush hour. Could these be moments lost – never to be found again? Or if fate truly has those paths mapped to coincide will they pass together again…?
The internet has created an amazing dynamic for worldwide connectivity. Businesses thrive, depend and exist entirely on its structure. Social interaction has become a different beast entirely, making the task of communication an ease and a pleasure. Youtube, facebook, flickr and blogging have all become second nature to young and old. So as the ease and frequency of communication online augments does that mean the depth of communication goes with it or are relationships built over the internet in a diluted format. I know people whose entire social structure is based online – they may like the lack of commitment or the anonymity or the fact you can hit delete or even ‘close window’. This isn’t so easy in real life – you can’t switch off channels to your friends and family without consequences. Is this why online ‘buddies’ are sometimes preferable?
If the friendships that you build online are valid and real then who’s to say that these can’t evolve? As you peer through someone’s onscreen persona and get to know the true person behind surely a real bond can form. As in any relationship – it’s about sense of humour, interaction and gaining a sense of a persons true character.
And if that’s possible – maybe one day fate might throw the other half of you into your inbox – just a thought….
I didn’t surf today.