The Importance of Quiet Time With Friends


Scott Monty unfortunately coined the term “Tweetup.”

I’m sure if he hadn’t done it, someone else would have. ¬†Yet, I give him a hard time about it since that started a deluge of sticking TW in front of everything and anything.

It was one of the many topics that came up over breakfast on Saturday morning between myself, Scott and Steve Garfield.

Scott had a quick trip to town and reached out about grabbing breakfast before he had to fly home.

We gathered at Brasserie Jo and over great food we caught up on everything going on in our lives and around us.

Too often, people forget the importance of face-to-face time with those we care about. It is too easy to let tweets and likes to replace giving someone a hug and that is where society is falling down forgetting the basics of human nature and interaction.

Steve and Scott are Friends. They mean the world to me and there was no way I was going to pass up this bit of quality time on an early Saturday morning. Sure, I had other things going on, but I made the time. There wasn’t much of a thought process behind it.

Take the time to say hello to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Invite them out for a drink. Jump on the phone or Skype to see their face.

Technology is a powerful and beautiful thing. But, when the phones are away and you are talking to people you care about, it is even better.

  • bsimi

    Almost the time of year to meet at the RTP!! Love The Colonnade!

  • I make it an effort to meet up with friends and more importantly disconnect myself from every possible device around me unless it is a camera to capture some of those moments.

  • Not to mention – making quiet time for your own head/heart. At times I’ve noticed it comes in #3, behind friends and the various notifications of work and social.

    • I make time for letting my mind wander and wonder every single day. As you said it is crucial!!!