When it comes to relationships of any kind, which do you think is more important? The quality of the time spent or how much time you spend together?
The child, whose parent frequently shoos them away to go watch TV or play a video game in the other room away from the parent, would argue that any quantity of time might be nice.
The romantic partner that spends every Saturday night watching a movie with their partner, with poor interaction and little conversation, will have a point when stating that quality is more critical.
In business, I believe quality of service or product is imperative. My father used to have two pairs of business dress shoes. A brown pair and a black pair. Both high quality leather, pricey and very nice. He always said, “you pay for what you get and its better to have a couple pairs of really good ones, then a bunch of cheap crappy ones.” I tend to agree.
As well, has social media skewed what quality looks like? Have we become confused what relationships are as we look at the quantity of social media impressions to show our significance by likes, comments or the followers we have. The use of social media as a negative platform or to air dirty laundry only to achieve engagement and connection with others has deranged the meaning of our connections and relationships. We can see this on personal levels, with the parent that doesn’t have parenting skills but curses, insults, and does drugs around a child and makes internet posts with happy family photos to show the fake awesomeness of their relationships. It is not accurate, neither the quality or quantity.