Connected and Lonely

By David Geller   |   February 18, 2014

We are constantly connected to everyone around us.  We post our daily adventures on Facebook.  We check our email every 15 minutes just to make sure we are not missing anything important.  We use our cell phones during every spare moment to text or call a client or a friend.

Constantly connected; increasingly lonely.

Lonely because we are disconnected from ourselves.  We are so busy focusing on the world around us, we forget to pay attention to the world within us – our needs, our feelings and our desires.

Lonely because we are so busy staying connected, we forget to pay attention to what is happening right now, in the moment, before us.  And we connect in the moment, person to person, face to face, soul to soul.

Are you feeling connected, and lonely?  If so, disconnect.  Take a break from electronic connections.  Spend some time with yourself.  Take a friend to dinner, with the cell phones off.

And connect, in that uniquely human way, to yourself and to someone else.

About the Author

CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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