by Brenda Diggs
Not long ago, I saw the letters “BFF” written together in a text message to someone. Since I don’t text, I had no clue what it meant. After admitting my ignorance, I learned that “BFF” stands for Best Friends Forever.
With the advent of social media, specifically Facebook, “friend” has become a generic term that is used very loosely in our culture. Almost everyone is plugged in, but are we really connected?
A 2006 Washington Post article entitled, “Social Isolation Growing in U.S.”, cites the findings of a study that states “Americans are far more isolated today than they were twenty years ago; and that very few people feel they have anyone they can confide in.” Continue reading