Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Opinion: Are the social devices that keep us together, ruining social life as we know it?

Well if you dont think so, have a look at this "Wrong Number Text" I found:

So please take the time at least once a day to CALL someone you love today and ask how they are instead of reading their blog or stalking their facebook page. Take time to CALL and ask someone to hang out instead of texting them or writing on facebook. Maybe then you will actually get to meet up and see them instead of  "oh I didn't hear the text and got busy" Sometimes we hide behind text messages to make us feel we are actually making an effort to see our friends and family when we are really not. Or, if we don't want to hang out, we can just not answer, no ones feelings get hurt, but no one ever actually gets to spend any time together either. 
Some days I actually think about how many social iterations I really have. If it weren't for work, and living with my boyfriend and one of our friends, Id have no human contact at all. So there goes one of my New Years Resolutions (yes I'm one of those people who make them, its good to have goals!) I'm going to make a better effort this year to spend quality time with the people I love, and pend less time catching up with them on facebook. It takes all the surprise out of a happy announcement if you have seen it on facebook already. For example, today my Dad called me to tell me some good news. It was better to hear him tell me, to hear the excitement in his voice as he told me some good news. Also its important for him to hear how excited I was for him. If I just said "yeah i saw it on facebook" It takes all of the fun out of sharing his excitement. Granted my Dad isn't on facebook, but it reminded me what finding out "good news" from a someone's real voice was like because, damn.. its been a while.

Let me know what your thoughts are on this, and YES I'm aware that I made this point on the internet, and that I do blog about some of my life... but its where you all live! So this is where you would be most likely go to read my two cents. No need to point out the irony here, its kind of part of the point!


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