Saturday, March 15, 2014

Study: Online Interaction Causes Loneliness (With One Exception)

"Online interaction causes loneliness," says TIME.  According to research, “The greater the proportion of face-to-face interactions, the less lonely you are.  The greater the proportion of online interactions, the lonelier you are.”

Social websites will make one lonelier, unless it's used to facilitate face to face interactions; that is the one exception according to this authority.  For example, social sites could be used to schedule a gathering or a meeting.  Technology is a tool, but it can't make you happy.  Relationships make people happy.  When tools are used to facilitate relationships, they make one happier.  When technology replaces relationships it brings problems. The same article also unequivocally states that "more TV only makes you more unhappy."

But the greatest problem and misery comes when technology takes time better spent with God or doing something that you know God wants you to do.  The more time spent with God the more joy we experience.  Obeying God also brings joy.  The more technology replaces time with God or obeying Him the more depressed people feel.  Also, God gives Himself to those who want Him and His will over rivals.

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