The only metric of success that really matters is the one we ignore:
“Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, many of us are still nominally in touch with our high-school friends and coworkers from several jobs ago. But in our daily lives, communities are shrinking… We may have hundreds of friends on Instagram, but evidence is mounting that those connections are not the ones that provide us the social balm we need, which is human contact.”
The author’s well-written essay on what matters most is a definite good-read. We work hard to build hundreds/ thousands of superficial contacts on social media when we really need human contact with closer friends and family. In the end they’re the ones who will sit with you when a loved one is passing, pick up one of our children when their brother is too ill to get out, make chicken soup when.. it’s time for chicken soup.