Spoken words touch better

The social media has already engulfed half of our lives.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, always the phone has become an essential need now. Even though I’m writing this, I also used my phone a lot (but luckily or unluckily it broke recently and for several weeks I haven’t been using it; so that was my cue to see how much we are consumed by our phones).

It’s not mainly the use of technology that I’m focused on, but on how much relationships rely on text messages and emojis.

Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel and misintepret what other people mean.

We have missed the tone of sarcasm or the glint of affection or the sparkle in their eyes. Texting is merely a disguise; it makes us feel closer to far away people while we unknowingly drift apart from those near us.

We have already lost a lot of intimate feelings through our simple messages. The words we type might seem perfect and charming, but those won’t decide the fate of a relationship. I’m not underestimating the power of words, I actually value genuine words; but now life is merely a play of perfectly flowing words.

We can build a friendship through these simple words, but if it exists only within the limits of words, can it last long? Actually, I doubt that. Maybe if the understanding is deep it is possible, but I still doubt how deep it should be…

Just think for a moment, we type pleasing words to someone, but can we actually speak all those words in a face-to-face conversation with the same one? Wow, if we can, then even the thought of that is perfect. But unfortunately, most often we can’t. That’s the menace of texting.

We, who type all those perfectly matching appealing words, come to a loss of words in the reality!

A conversation is perfect when the words one speak touches the depths of another’s soul, not just for a moment but for a lifetime.

ManuDS.

 

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  1. itsathought2 says:

    This is so incredibly true. I have worked all my life in call centers and so communication has always been a fascination of mine. Most of what we communicate in person is NON verbal. On the phone at least half of the conversation is tone of voice. In text all of the subtleties of human communication are stripped away.
    Millennia of refinement have gone into our ways of communication and in the last 2 decades we have inadvertantly dumped it for convenience. It worries me.

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