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  • Writer's pictureSeanne N. Murray, Esq.

Calendly or Connection: Why I Opt for the Latter


In a world increasingly dominated by automation and efficiency, I find myself rebelling against the impersonal touch of tools like Calendly. While these scheduling apps promise convenience and streamlining, they strip away the very essence of what makes human interaction so vital: the personal touch.

 

As someone deeply invested in the power of relationships and the richness of genuine communication, I've come to realize that the act of scheduling a meeting is not just about finding a time slot—it's about building rapport, understanding, and mutual respect. It's about the nuances of conversation, the shared moments of laughter, and the subtle cues that can only be picked up in a face-to-face interaction.

 

So, when I'm met with a Calendly link instead of a thoughtful invitation to connect, I can't help but feel a pang of disappointment. It's as if the person on the other end is telling me that their time is too precious to spare even a moment for a genuine exchange. In a society that

prioritizes efficiency above all else, this lack of regard for the human element is disheartening.

My rejection of Calendly isn't just about a scheduling tool—it's a stand against the erosion of human connection in favor of speed and convenience. It's a reminder that passion propels progress, and that true innovation stems from our ability to connect, empathize, and collaborate with one another.



As I find myself in the midst of launching my podcast, I've encountered similar suggestions for automated solutions to streamline my workflow. But how could I claim that passion propels progress, only to turn around and embrace a tool that distances me from the very essence of what drives me forward?

 

At the heart of it all, I believe that our humanity is our greatest asset. It's what fuels our creativity, drives our innovation, and ultimately, propels us toward a brighter future. So, to Calendly and all its counterparts, I say: be damned. Let's embrace the messy, imperfect, beautifully human journey of connection and collaboration. After all, isn't that what life is all about?

 

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