Hallowell explains how the human moment increases the release of hormones that promote trust and bonding, which are at lower levels when you’re not in the presence of another person. These hormones make us less prone to worrying or overreacting.
Digital communication removes all the cues that mitigate worry. As more and more people work like I do, alone from home offices, without much face-to-face interaction, it’s important that we’re aware of this both in ourselves and others.
Communicating and the ability to get ideas as well as give them is one of the most basic of human interaction.
We think of basics as something that cannot be lost.
But we would be wrong to think that. Looking around I see vast groups totally and un-apologetically incapable of communication.
I don't see it getting any better, and that worries me.