The majority of the people I met in 2019 were both faceless and voiceless. What I mean by that is not that they have gone through some freakish accident but that I only met them via either chat or email. Try to explain that to your grandma. Something like this would have been unthinkable 25 years ago and yet here we are.
I find those interactions fascinating. Mostly because they don’t feel out of place or weird or embarrassing. There’s no uncomfortable eye contact, no awkward first approach no etiquette or protocols to follow.
If you want to reach out to me you don’t need to ask yourself if I want to get disturbed, if I’m busy, if you can. You just open your email, type in something and hit send. And that’s it, you’re now in contact with me.
That’s an interesting dynamic because opens the door to interactions that are way more meaningful than some random chit chat on a train or at the pub.
Must be because it’s easier to approach and be open and honest to someone you’re 99.9% sure you’ll never meet in real life.
If you feel down and want to chat with someone feel free to get in touch via email. Or who knows, maybe if you’re in the Apple ecosystem you might even find another way to get in touch using that same email address ;)