Hope you’re having a great day.
… A few thoughts on President Obama’s new initiative.
Increasing the speed of internet connection in America.
Because we are way behind countries like South Korea, Japan and the Netherlands.
And ranked only 10th.
(We used to be 28th)
… I may be hopeless.
Because I grew up at a time that when you turned on your TV?
You actually had to get up and walk over to it. And turn a knob.
And it was worse.
(Some people won’t believe this!)
You literally had to wait for the TV to “warm up”!
So I happen to think that internet access is pretty fast!
And this initiative got me thinking.
I’m all for quicker broadband connection.
And for making downloading faster.
It’s not like I enjoy seeing that little circle turning round and around!
But while we work on a faster internet connection?
We should think about something else.
About a different kind of connection.
How fast are we connecting with other people?
Do we even notice other people? Do we make eye contact with them?
Do we greet them with a broad smile?
(Pun on “broadband” intended!)
How quickly do we notice that someone is down and needs to talk?
And there’s a connection that’s quite fast even in the USA.
… A telephone.
Most of us have one with us at all times.
But how long does it take us to call someone who needs a boost?
… Let’s work on our connection with each other.
And let’s do it quickly!
All the best,