Will ya just pick up the phone!

Single folks are on my mind lately!

When my husband and I were dating, way back when! There was no email and certainly no cell phones for texting. We talked on the phone for hours at a time. We went on dates, we spent lots of time together. We were aware if the other person was happy, sad, hurt or offended because we could hear it in each other’s voice or see it in one another’s face.

In this day of too much technology, the new way of dating for some, is full-out conversations taking place via texting, instant messaging, Facebook and Instagram. The problem is, if you can’t hear the sound of a person’s voice, things can be misunderstood or taken out of context.

This behavior must change if we as people (human beings) are to maintain the ability to simply talk or hold a conversation with one another. I’ve had this issue with friends and family. I have had to pick up the phone and ask if there was a problem because I wasn’t understanding a text message. If I were you and I was in a relationship, I would demand phone calls or face time if it is possible, instead of constant text messages. It will take you so much longer to get to know a person if all you do is text or Instagram. You may never really get to know them (maybe that’s what they would like).

Technology, although meant to better society, is crippling us. We don’t memorize anything because we have it at our finger tips, especially phone numbers, we don’t add, multiply or subtract quickly, and we are quickly losing the ability to communicate effectively.

Care enough to pick up the phone and talk to those who you say, you care about. Your voice is all it takes sometimes to make someone’s day. Stop avoiding having conversations. If you have a problem, be adult enough to speak face to face or at least by phone.

Please, don’t share so much on social media. No one needs to know your every personal thought or feelings concerning anything! Be in love, be angry or even indifferent but tell the person involved, not the world!

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