Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Internet is a Factor in Decreased Empathy

While just listening to On Point - my favorite public radio program - the topic dealt with the internet and wired lifestyle and the brain. The guests drew a couple of deep conclusions that actually verbalize something I have been wondering about for a while now.

Why, of late, are there less and less people able to put themselves in another's shoes and be empathetic as to why someone does something and how they react to others? This is a question I have been grappling with in both my personal and professional lives and I think I found the answer:

The constant, quick, and self serving way in which we communicate with the internet and mobile devices driving our world is leading to a decrease in empathy of others - the ability to put oneself in another's shoes and have an understanding beyond our own personal needs.

Yes, yourself should come first - your health and well-being. But that does not mean that our own personal needs come above everyone else's. Everything is relevant to each individual and the ability to comprehend that has gone missing. And now I think I know why.

Taking my own advice, I am relaxing on the internet use this summer and focusing on my own health and well-being first. Therefore I will not be writing my blogs and will have minimal Rachel Carter PR activity on Twitter and Facebook. I am planning for some major shifts in business in the fall and look forward to sharing at that time. In the meantime, I am still an operating business and will be in the fall as well. I am not taking my summer off, but am limiting certain activities to focus on my health and well-being, analytical process, and empathy to the plight of human existence. To do this I know I need to greatly limit such time consuming internet use and now, thanks to On Point, I know not only that what I am doing is right, but why I am doing it - my brain needs to keep working and not succumb to de-evolution.

Enjoy the summer, and if I can offer any advice - when wondering why someone does something - try putting yourself in their shoes and get out of your own bubble.

See you in the fall...


nilda said...

Amen Sister! Enjoy your summer : )

Robin said...

tongue n' cheek... how can you possibly take a break from the computer!! ha ha ha... smart move! How's the garden going?

Rachel Carter said...

The garden is growing and the peas and celery are happy with this colder, wetter air!

The Mitch said...

Well said Rachel, well said!

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