As I was riding Sunday, I was reminded that how we as people have become so detached. What do I mean? Well, I am so glad you asked!

Whenever I am running or riding I always try to say "hello", "good morning" or "hi" to the people that pass me. At least smile. Okay, I will admit that when I am gasping for air doing sprints, it is much harder to speak, but you get the idea.

So, as I was saying hello to people on my ride I was once again **surprised** at how many people said nothing or fell over in shock that a "girl on bike" actually said something. How sad!

Needless to say, I had a few hours to reflect on this sad trend. And also, how to change it. I don't have any answers. But I do have some thoughts (well, even you knew that). What if we started viewing other people has REAL life? We live such a fake world.

A world that is run by iPods, Blackberry's, virtual assistants, virtual this & virtual that. While technology is great (trust me, I love social media), it is also easy to turn a great thing into a bad thing. Don't let this happen to you! Have a love for other people. Don't limit your contact to people only via computer. Leave your iPod at home and let your "music" be saying hello to the people around you.

Make AND take a few minutes to actually talk! Novel idea I know. When you start to view people as LIFE, your life will be real. And maybe, just maybe the detached nation will be a friendly & REAL nation.

Photo by Oskay