We humans are social beings. We not only feel better when connected, we even need it to survive. Many scientists even believe it was our social powers were the key to our survival as a specie.
The modern world however has affected our social interactions dramatically, and many of us may find the safety and flexibility of social media a good replacement for friendship. This of course might be true for some circumstances but in general may come with lots of consequences.
Not feeling the connection to friends and family in a close interaction can affect our health and well being.
We try to gather once in a while with friend or family, and stay away from the hustle and bustle of our daily life with them. What is more important is to switch off those damn mobile phones while with our loved ones.