I often have to live from afar. It may be that I am too fragile for company or live events. The overstimulation could be disastrous. It may be that I have been removed from a relationship or even a group. They may have deemed me unfit for social interaction because of behaviors and dialog exhibited during periods of mental illness. Or I simply said ‘no’ one too many times.
Especially in these times I am grateful for technology and social media. Since I enjoy concerts I make my own using YouTube, Pandora, Soundcloud. I meditate sometimes quietly, sometimes with music, sometimes guided. I also use YouTube to quiet intense insomnia. Facebook is a haven for staying alive. It’s like Cheers. And you don’t have to have a drink or even get out of bed. Skype keeps me tight with my best friend who lives on the other side of the world.
Yes all these things can be addictive but only if you make them so. For me technology helps my heart grow.