”Distance is only as far as we let it be” – Wayne White
Living proof that even a blind hog can find an acorn once in a while. This quote came about one day while interacting on Facebook with my friend David Tripp. He was on his way back to Texas after a week of fishing and visiting in Missouri. He was talking about the geographical distance between Missouri and Texas but we didn’t seem that far apart.
With new technology and social media we have, there is no reason that a thousand mile separation has to seem that far away. There are so many tools available to us today that we can change the feeling of being so far away. We can virtually call anywhere in the United States and stay in touch. We can share posts on Facebook, IM each other, use our phones to text one another and use apps like Skype, Linked In, Twitter and so many others to stay in touch.
With all the available tools we have at our disposal there is no reason that a thousand miles has to feel like a long way. We can share our vacation as is happening. We don’t have to come home and get pictures developed or set up the movie camera to share our vacation with friends and family. We can do it as it is happening.
I remember the Bell telephone commercial sometime in the 70s that use to say ” Reach out and touch someone.” and I had no idea what he future had in store for us. I know the verdict is still out as to whether all this new technology is good or bad for us, however it can make us feel like next door neighbors even if we are separated by a thousand miles.
“Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance – the telegraph and cable, the telephone and radio, and the rest.” – Emily Greene Balch (Note: Born January 8, 1867 Died January 9, 1961)
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3 thoughts on “Distance: Just How Far Is It?”
Remember paying for long-distance phone calls? What a curse those were! Yes, technology has enriched communications and I’m glad both of us are wary of the downside of social media. As always, your blog makes my world better, thank you.
Thank you I am glad you enjoyed it. Another curse were the party lines. ARGGGGGH!
Oh Lord. We had those throughout my High Ridge days!
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