Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These Thursday Thoughts will be a quote, piece of music, artwork, or inspirational video. Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let’s finish the week together.
Meet Katherine Brooks a successful filmmaker focused on reality TV shows. She hit the point where, as she says, “reality TV stopped being real” and she felt she was a fraud. Katherine decided to change. She was searching to bring the “real” back into her life. As such, she sent a note to her 5,000+ Facebook friends and asked for 50 people to respond to her request to actually meet face-to-face no matter where they lived. Kathrine admits to not having any close friends and she wanted to connect directly with folks she so-called ‘friended” on Facebook. Most of these people she really did not know.
Kathrine filmed her encounters all across the country, spending at least one day with each person. I have not yet seen the film, but it intrigues me and one day I will track it down. The trailer below is powerful and I invite you to watch it.
So, is it irony that I sit here on my computer reaching out to you? Katherine’s message is that it is time to step away from the computer and truly connect with each other, face-to-face. It is all about balance … our social media including our blogs, are not the end state. I look forward to meeting you someday.
Here is a link to the website for the film.