I just watched a wonderful report on loneliness on CBS Sunday Morning. Turns out that loneliness is an epidemic, and can be more deadly than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Whats to blame? Social Media. I will say hit struck a nerve for sure, since I suppose here, are part of the problem, and solution. Yes, social media,k things like Woody Boater help find and connect people. But are you really connected? Turns out, not really. In fact, the more time on social media correlates with being more lonely.
With this in mind, it hit me like a ton of bricks. BOAT SHOWS are the one place you can make a human connection. Yes, standing on the dock and talking about your Reed and Prince screws could be a life saver. Never mind that the other guy may die of boredom. You may just find a friend.
So, go to a boat show, put down the camera and phone, stop the selfies, and talk, meet, and laugh. And maybe, just maybe, you will find that going to a boat show in person, is more about meeting people, and not about the boats! YOU CAN VISIT THE ACBS CALENDAR PAGE HERE
And if you didn’t get the subtle reminder. LAKE DORA IS JUST A MONTH AWAY!
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