Convenience and connection

This might sound odd, but I find convenience increasingly at odds with our collective well-being. Taking the interaction out of things hasn’t helped society nearly as much as it can be said to have help individuals.

There are many cases where convenience is of value at both levels, of course. We’ve improved accessibility and delivery of services to those in need. Ready access to information and expert opinion is of huge value. Being able to buy online definitely has its place.

When we’re too quick to rely on what is convenient though, we lose touch with human connection. Not just the exchange made during any transaction, but the broader impact on people up and down the chain. Including yourself.

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