The word “social” has become the buzzword of the 21st century. The first thing that comes to mind, of course is the social media phenomenon.
We have all of these apps and websites that allow us to connect and keep in touch with old friends, make new friends, and we can even follow people that are interesting to us.
Back in the day, once you left high school, you pretty much went your own way, never speaking to most of your childhood friends again.
Now, you can have daily conversations with these people, even if they are halfway around the world.
Heck, some people have thousands of friends on Facebook, and some even have millions of followers on Twitter.
There irony of all of this is that you are not really spending time with these people. You are communicating with then through a computer or your mobile device. Because of this, people in general are slowly losing an important skill.
How to mingle with other people.
It seems like the days of going out to a function and actually speaking to people face to face are gone.
Go to any restaurant, bar, or baseball game and you will see that most people are just staring at their devices.
If you are a man, this may not be good for you, as you will need to sharpen your game. You know what I am talking about. You may be an expert in the online dating world, but what happens when you actually meet her for dinner?
Are you going to just text her while you are at the table?
I think not.
If this sounds like you, and you want to overcome your anxiety, there are several options out there.
You can actually take classes on how to overcome social anxiety. I know it sound funny, but more and more people, especially the younger generation, are starting to look at these personal development courses to enhance their real social dynamics.
We all can use some pointers and tips every now and then, so be sure to consider this as an investment in yourself and well-being.