The blog I really think other people should read is Overheard in New York (http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/index-2.html). If we assume the stories submitted to the blog are true, then each contributor paints another part of the part of a community within New York. So, we’ll have humorous moments alongside depressing ones like the one from 2008-05-03 where a man did not have the time to honor his friend’s passing until four years after. He said this, “I’ve been busy.” Chalk it up to a bad relationship but last time I checked, I wouldn’t waste money in a bar if I didn’t like the guy (drink’s are like 7 bucks nowadays). Is it possible that our lives can get that busy?
I think the internet is one of the main sources of this problem. Think of it this way, if you are awaiting a business transaction or responding to a variety of clients, e-mailing can consume a hour of your morning—throw in family into the mix as well. Now, if we look around campus, there are tons of ways to stay connected to the internet. We have cell phones, blackberries, iPhones, the computer labs sprinkled throughout campus, and free wifi for our laptops. In that sense, the feeling that we always have to do something pops into our minds.
Ironically, a blog is what sparked this idea to begin with so I can’t help but admire how a blog just feels like a reading at some café in San Francisco. From what I’ve read so far, it looks cathartic. I guess it takes a conscious effort to avoid losing one’s perspective on life.