I've slowly started to realize that texting has replaced talking on the phone in my world, and talking on the phone has replaced real-life interaction. What is happening! This is a trend I've got to put a stop to! So often I send a text rather than picking up the phone and calling someone. Talking on the phone more often than not is awkward, obnoxious and too invasive. Do you agree? Have I/we become so detached from real, human to human interaction that now even talking through a machine to another person has become just too much? Most of the time when my phone rings, and I see the name or number pop up on my iPhone (with the exception of very few people), my stomach drops a little bit and I go through the oh so common debate in my head, "Should I answer? Uggh..." - and this is for people that I like and get along with! Yet, I'm tempted to send a text right after they call saying "What's up?". It's sounding pretty pathetic to me as I type this out. I would rather type on a keyboard to get my message out than using my voice. Sad? Or efficient? A little bit of both, I think. This is part of the reason I assigned myself one of my new year's resolutions which is to speak to and interact with my friends more, either in person or over the phone, rather than email or text message. Oh yea....that was a resolution...better get on that!
Well on that note, I wanted to share this article about cell phone radiation and the potential harm it's causing you. More reason to text in my book! (Haha - just kidding. I realize my texting has gotten out of control.)
And, here is another interesting article about the ever so present growing opposition to speaking on the phone that Americans have acquired in recent times. While this article seems to be putting a positive spin and even commends the fact that nobody wants to talk on the phone anymore, I am leaning more towards the notion that instead of further isolating ourselves and embracing the dislike for telephone conversations, we should all try to be a little bit more social, and call each other more often. It can become a slippery slope. Do you agree?
Can't seem to put the thing down
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