With the pandemic and getting sucked into SOMA, our feeds on our phones, we’ve all fallen into our comfy bubbles, but we’ve gotten disconnected from the world and humanity. Our communications are now intentional, missing the serendipitous juxtapositions that used to lead to innovation and new thinking. It’s time to get out of our bubbles and get “uncomfy.”
The pandemic and our increasing reliance on SOMA, or the continuous stream of digital content, have indeed led to a significant shift in the way we interact with the world and one another. As we retreat into our comfortable bubbles, it’s easy to lose sight of the importance of genuine human connections and the spontaneous interactions that often inspire innovation and fresh perspectives.
While digital platforms have provided us with a means to stay connected during these trying times, the curated nature of our online experiences has inadvertently limited our exposure to diverse opinions and serendipitous encounters. Consequently, we risk becoming more insular, stifling the cross-pollination of ideas that has historically been a driving force for progress and creativity.
It is essential, now more than ever, to challenge ourselves to step outside our comfort zones and actively seek out new experiences, perspectives, and connections. By embracing the “uncomfy,” we can rediscover the value of face-to-face conversations, serendipitous encounters, and the richness that comes from immersing ourselves in diverse environments. This deliberate effort to reconnect with the world and humanity will not only foster personal growth but also contribute to a more vibrant and innovative global community.