I know that I'm not one that's huge on confrontation, and sometimes our generation and the ones following would rather avoid conversation all together and just opt for texting and emailing. While I do see the benefit to texting and emailing, I think that our reliance on technologies of this nature is making us regress to a sub-human level.
What do I mean by that? Don't you think that texting makes us a little less human and a little less intelligent? Even though auto correct doesn't always know what you're talking about, we are losing our ability to spell, and the next generation won't even know how to converse intelligently on the phone or in person.
What could have possibly spurred this topic you ask? Well, I had someone call me from California about a potential work project, and I thought to myself, "He must be an older gentleman because he reached out by called instead of just emailing like I would have". I know it's sad to think that way, but the generation before us was more of an in-person or phone call generation, not one that prefers the anonymity of hiding behind texts and emails.
I used to prefer emails too, but then I found my large personality fading away as I started to realize that I don't talk to anyone all day except my kids and my husband... pitty for the person who calls and catches me when I'm in a mood to talk or for the cashier at Target or the grocery store!
All I'm trying to say is the next time you are going to send someone an email or a text, maybe you should pick up the phone and practice conversing with a live person. You'll probably get more out of the conversation, and he or she will probably be thankful for the call. I mean, it's like getting one piece of real "love" mail mixed in with all of the junk mail you get from the post office, right? Mix it up people - go for it (if you can figure out how to use your smart phone to call someone and not to play games or text)!
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!