i've been thinking for a while about how these days, it seems that texting and e-mailing and the like have almost completely replaced and/or obliterated the more personal forms of communication such as phone calls, handwritten letters and even actual face-to-face contact. It led me to think about how this ties into the wonderful world of dating and relationships, since it's a world that i'm at long last nosing my way into.
so maybe i'm a little bit old-school, but i think that these days, too much time is spent texting and messaging, whether it's e-mail, facebook, or some other form. i'll admit that i'm guilty of it too, just because it's sometimes easier to fall in line with others rather than try to revive what's, sadly, a dying method of communication. i miss talking to people on the phone. granted, i still do talk to my closest friends on the phone, because sometimes, nothing beats a good old-fashioned phone conversation, especially when there is much to discuss. but there are some people that i wish i could hear their voice, listen to what they have to say, rather than see it so impersonally as words on my phone.
why did we stray from talking? is it really so bad? with a text, there's always the ability to think for a moment, to craft the words that will come from you, but i think that lacks a bit of the spontaneity, the nervousness, in some cases, of what's going to be said next.
i just miss a more personal form of communication. who's with me?