Healing IRL – Jess Smith

As I was reading stop. reset., I latched onto the idea of technology’s overt influence on our everyday lives. I was interested in approaching this concept from a relationship standpoint, specifically in how technology and social media help and hinder the processes of healing and moving on. Although technology allows us the opportunity to liberate ourselves with the finality of deleting a Facebook friend or a contact from your phone, it also encourages destructive behavior that prevents moving on. These technologies can become reservoirs of sadness, enabling you to relive past hurts through Facebook stalking and saving old texts and voicemails. So, I’m still wondering if technology is ultimately a helpful tool in healing, or if it falls short of healing “in real life.”

–Jess Smith

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