I’m not a “phone” person. Meaning, I don’t like sitting around on the phone for hours at a time. It’s not my favorite. That being said, I have friends that I talk on the phone with, on a regular basis, because I want to catch up with them and hear their voices so I can accurately gauge how they are doing. I find it is important and the next best thing to getting together.
On the other hand, I know that some people are avid texters and emailers, and I do both. I enjoy the “instant” nature of texting/emailing and the fact that I can email someone at anytime if I have them on my mind and I don’t have to worry about “bothering” them.
But lately I have grown weary of emailing/texting. I am finding that it is replacing “normal” communication between people and encouraging less face to face (and phone) chatting and more “buzzing” (that fancy noise your phone makes when you get a text). I’m finding that it is easier and so people don’t call to check in with others or find time to write a letter or pick up the tele. Or….wait for it……go over and have iced tea and chat! I will get an entirely different conversation if I talk with someone in person than trying to interpret their words in a email message. I think that calling also shows a level of concern and care. Knowing that someone is setting aside some time to chat is nice. It means something.
I’m just wondering how much the computer and cell phones have replaced the art of communicating and my part in it. I’m trying to decide what I need to change/give up in order to do a better job communicating with others. In ways that they like, validate them and make them feel “thought of”.
Thoughts from within my head. Ponder.
Powering OFF now.