The Art of Catching Up

People usually talk about family first when they catch up.  The conversation then shifts to common interests in sports, music, books, or film.

Catching up is a lost art.  Facebook, Twitter, and email have all silenced communication.  We catch up but we don’t really ‘catch up.’

That’s why we’re often shocked when we run into someone that’s been keeping up with our life through our social streams.  They often go into scary detail like, “So, you win that jackpot in Vegas?” or “your wife is beautiful.”

You should always catch up with people you truly care about face to face and be cautious of the updates you disseminate to ‘friends’, people you know but don’t really keep up with. 

Conversation is flowing faster than ever.  We’re meeting new people ever day.  The abundance of communication is making the world smaller but our relationships less personal.  Catching up is scarce.  Make sure you catch up with the right people.   

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.