So, in a hour we can send out a mass email ,text some friends,maybe skype and see a face. I for one miss,hearing a voice. I talk to alot of people in a day. Wait, re-read that, “I TALK TO ALOT OF PEOPLE IN A DAY”. No, no we don’t. We are keystrokes. We connect through,computers,texting,and other gagets. But we donot talk. And have you ever got a email,text or message and because you cannot hear or see the emotion behind it,take the message completley wrong? I have many times. And my messages have been misunderstood more than once.
I miss,sitting next to someone,as they tell a story and seeing the joy in their face.Or holding someone’s hand when they are hurting. Worse so many social networks are used, to vent or spill our most private thoughts,or what’s happening in our marriage,work or private lives. So many days ,i have gotten on a social network,to read about the “Bleep,of a spouse that did,fill in the blank”.Then the next day,there is the same person in a picture with that person,holding a baby,puppy whatever looking just fine. So, do i not like this friends spouse or not?
I just wish,things could be somwhere in the middle.Yes,i would have never met some of the wonderful friends i have,if not for the internet.Not a chance,our paths wouls have crossed. You also have well known people,now chatting with their fans.In the day you prayed they read your fan letter,or you ran into them.But, still i miss the human connection. The sound of a laugh,the smile,the sharing a moment,you could never write ,because you had to be there.
More than half of today’s society meet their partner now on social networks.What they have missed,seeing that person across a room,and your heart beating,hoping they notice you. And the start of dating,that butterfly feeling in the pit of our stomachs,the waiting for the phone to ring,or a knock on the door. The first’s. They now have gone through half the emotions on a keyboard. Maybe the lack of human connection,is what is causing the lack of true friendships,love and compassion. Its so easy to type,’i’m so sorry your so ill”.Then it is to go to that person and sit next to them,hold their hand and make them feel human.Isn’t it? When was the last time,you sat next to someone and just sat there. Spending time,knowing you mean something to the other.?
There is no way to un-ring the bell. We as a society have already been in this,for two decades. But we caan put some effort into ,talking on the phone.Stopping by,having lunch. Because what’s the next step,after this? What are our grandchildren,going to do? Are we headed to a completley non-interactive world.Were the only connection is through gadgets,or to have kids.Heck you really don’t need a partner for that now. If this is the case,i for one then is grateful,i got to experience the way things were before we became “more intellegent”. I have to laugh, really? ” I’ll take the telephone with the exstension cord,that would wrap around all the furniture,as you walked from kitchen to family room. I’ll take the waiting for the knock on the door,because it sure is good to see a face.
Till,then i guess i’m a hopeless in my wish for a more interactive society ,were you know a person by the smell of their cologne or perfume,their laugh,Then by the their profile picture,or song they play when it goes to voicemail. Modern Technology…..hmmm.