Nothing is more frustrating than reaching over to turn a light on and finding out that it has been unplugged. The fact is that you and I recognize that things have to be ‘connected’ to work. Even our beloved technology can only go so long before it must be connected to a power source.
With respect to our families, I observe that we are ‘connected’ in the sense that we are together, but ‘disconnected’ because we really don’t know each other’. For my generation, I wonder if the push to succeed financially has taken its toll on the family? I mean we were conditioned to pad our 401k’s, get the best job possible, work the hardest during our prime, and to retire with our feet in sand while overlooking the waves. I think about my own kids and how they don’t really care about my retirement (at least now), financial security, or how well I am doing with my social influence. At the age my kids are, they simply care about me hanging out with them.