Lost In Translation
Text your message at the sound of the…Beep
A conversation on the phone? What’s that? There was a time when texting did not exist and people had to really hold real conversations with one another. You know the kind where you can actually hear the other person’s voice. I know, seems like that went out with the dinosaurs. Now, we exist in a world driven by technology.
Studies show that more than 35 percent of children in second and third grade even own cell phones. The kids today are more versed in texting than most adults.
Social media and texting have become the new face of phone and in-person conversations. Sure, composing a brief little electronic message is far more convenient and less time consuming than picking up a phone, but it can also affect the way you interact socially. There is no personality in texting. It takes the context out of the conversation. Yes, a cute little emoticon might sum up how you’re feeling, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the person on the other end will interpret it the same, thus resulting in a misunderstanding, almost always ending in disputes.
People just don’t know how to communicate with one another anymore. Not to mention, there’s an app for just about everything, so who needs a real social life when you have Siri? And while text messaging isn’t going anywhere, no time soon anyway, still, a healthy balance between person-to-person communication and SMS must occur or else you’ll become victim to a life of impersonal relationships and social awkwardness. And nobody wants that.