DO YOU TEXT WHEN WE SHOULD TALK?
Several years ago, I heard the comedian Sinbad make jokes about our cell phone usage. What an invention! “We use our cell phones for everything but talking,” Sinbad joked! Sublimely true, our cell phones have so many varied uses in addition to our verbal conversations. We text, email, and let's not forget that our cell phones become our babysitter and company keeper particularly when we are alone! They have become the most engaging communication and information tools that connect us to the world. Agreed?
However, when they replace the sheer intimacy of our basic conversation; our eye to eye contact, and our relationship togetherness, there is a problem! Text messaging has its advantages and is most convenient if you want to avoid contact. When we substitute our “one on one” face to face sharing by using an instrument, the technology has taken a seat at our table. If it becomes an ingredient that causes communication indigestion, a “medicinal cure” would ultimately be needed before we regurgitate a breakup or a divorce! Pepto Bismol … to the rescue! All kidding aside, the Bottom Line is – We shouldn’t ignore each other when we can talk! Sometimes, a text message or email just will not do the trick. Photo credit: www.mytechportal.com