I'm gonna repost that thread from the old forum with Daysleeper's approval. It was very touching OP and i think it resonated with many of us.
Ok, I need to collect my thoughts and try to be as articulate and clear as I can.
A couple weeks ago I was in my local indoor swimming facility. After I was done swimming I sat down in the sauna and after awhile a middle-aged man enters with his younger daugther. She sits in his lap and he's joking with her and all of a sudden he just asks me some ordinary normal questions related to the pools and if there were lots of people in there, but the thing was, he was genuinely happy and I picked this up instantly and it almost brought me to tears. I answered him back that there were a little packed with some families with kids in the pool where they have a wave machine and then he looked at his daugther and says - Lets just throw in a shark there!! I laughed, not because it was the best joke in the world, but because of how he said it. I smiled all the time and he wished me a good day and I him.
THIS, right here, is what I miss so much! Have we totally forgot about this? I lived on this the whole weekend.
Has people forgot how to be humans???
At work,in parks,on the train,when we walk, when we ride our vehicles, when we wait in line, everywhere!
Smartphones,internet,facebook,snapchat,selfies,you tube,spotify, earphones in our ears 24/7.
Have we forgot how to talk, how to live, how to love, how to laugh, how to cry?
I think we have forgot how we used to live. For real. I think most of us are victims of this, in one way or another. And people used to call the television addicting.
Could you imagine a life without it all?