Do you believe in out of sight out of mind?

March 4, 2009 11:11pm CST
In this globalised world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain contact with someone close to us. There is the old saying that 'out of sight is out of mind'. Is it still relevant, since the distance has somewhat been reduced by the explosion of Information Technology.
5 responses
@forslahiri (1042)
• India
5 Mar 09
Hi, IT improvement has almost made the proverb 'Obselete!' Entire Globe has become Village.Somebody U want to remember,who is distantly away(& vice-versa) is now very much Possible! But,ultimately that "WANT" matters...... =Lahiri,Kolkata,India.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
5 Mar 09
Technology gives us freedom and sometimes one has to make choices to stay away from family and friends due to career demands or something of the sort. Technology helps us connect and something as little as a phone call or a card or an email would be enough to tell the people close to your heart that you still think of them regardless of the distance. To tell them that you care is sometimes more than enough to make them happy. Although it is better that they are physically with you, technogy can offer a substitute and make it more convenient as we don't have to be present there always. So the phrase is now irrelevant to a certain extent. A buzz or a line would be enough to make one think of the other.
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
it depends, i have experience forgetting people due to distance and i also have people i care about that no matter how far they are, they are missed more than when they were near haha. i guess it all comes down to your decision to let them go or not
@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
5 Mar 09
i would say it's possible to be out of sight, out of mind. i do have friends whom i haven't seen for YEARS but i still contact them over MSN. But that is a minority. There is a HUGE bunch of friends whom i just totally lost contact with. I do have their msn but it's like i "forget" them in a way.
@maezee (32570)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Definitely not. The people that I miss NEVER leave my mind; I think about them every day. And what's that old saying? "Distance makes the heart grow fonder"?