Excerpted from a Facebook reply that I wrote. I felt it worth sharing:
I know the Germans did some research recently, documenting Facebook envy and showing how it could make people less happy if it is misused. I think that if you use it correctly, it can be a great wellness tool. I find something very healing about friends quickly jotting down a sentence of support, concern, a question or some advice. I think there is some kind of healing or maybe just healthful being that comes from social interaction like this.
We are, at bottom, deeply social creatures, and yet we all want careers and other things which make being social harder. We move around, and so half of you are back in Texas, the other half I’ve known for less than a year. I imagine…Read more >