This is a wonderful article on the realities and false security that social media can bring if we let it.
This issue has been discussed before but it’s always good to be reminded. This author raises some great points.
It reminds me of CS Lewis’ quote about love:
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
You don’t get this on social media when you can hide behind your online persona. No technology will ever remove our need for relational intimacy.