I recently heard a talk by Sherry Turkle called Connected, But Alone?, which made me think . . . why do we hide behind our phones, texting instead of calling? Why do we meet people at Starbucks or Panera Bread instead of inviting them over to our house? (Yep, you read correctly — “invite, house” — those words, practically foreign to us these days.) Why do we freely share opinions through our Facebook status but can barely manage a conversation for more than five minutes face-to-face?
Let me tell ya somethin’ — I am a MAJOR grudge holder and scorekeeper, like about EVERYTHING. Okay, I feel a lot better now that I have gotten that out. I believe I have always been this way, “tit for tat.” I am the second child, so I grew up thinking that, naturally, my parents loved my brother more and always gave him special treatment. (joking . […]