Clean Slates

Technology has really changed the world we live in. With this change came with a shift in the formation of personal relationships. Recently my circle of friends has widened and I’ve been making some new connections. But I’ve noticed something that really has me thinking. We often know a lot about people before we actually meet them, whether it was from someone else, the internet, or seeing them in passing.

Lets be honest, in this day and age you can “know” so much about a person without ever talking to them. With platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and lets take it back to Myspace, our lives can really be an open book. People can “know” so much about us and have access to information well before any face-to-face interactions. If you’re not careful you can be too exposed and before people meet you they will already think they know who you are and depending on what you put out there, determine who they think you are.