A lot of the most important conversations of my life so far have happened over text messaging. How do you feel about that?
I’m 17, so that’s what, generation Y?
It’s not like I plan it, it just kind of happens. If the conversation starts getting deep it would just be inconvenient to stop and say “hold on, this has to wait until I can see you in person” because what with school and extra-curricular activities it’s quite hard to catch up with people on short notice, and you might not ever end up having the conversation after all.
Sometimes even when I plan to see the person, when we’re organising the meeting the topic gets brought up and just starts there.
Looking back, in a lot of ways I think this is a good thing, because I’m a little shy and if I had been with the person at the time I might not have said all the things I really wanted to say so at least there were no barriers. If I had rung the person, it wouldn’t have been quite as hard as being with them, but still harder than texting.
What do you think?
Would it make a difference to you if I said that I didn’t use abbreviated text speak, and prided myself on spelling and articulating myself properly?
Does this appall you?
Are you thinking that I’m missing out on something?
Do you think our society is becoming so technologically dependent that one day we will lose face to face contact?
Should I throw away my phone and harden up when talking to people?
Should I just not worry about it cause that’s how the world is now and it’s not my fault I’ve been brought up at this time in history?
What are your thoughts?
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