It has occurred to me time and time again that conversations get lost in translation, or at the very least, misinterpreted through what we deem “conversations” via text, emails or on social media.
When I was growing up, we had actual conversations and you could see people’s faces when they were saying what they felt. If you couldn’t do that, you made a phone call so at least you could hear the inflection in their voice and understand the emotion behind what they were saying.
I am not dismissing the convenience of technology as it is sometimes a much “easier” way to communicate rather than having a full blown conversation (i.e. are you okay?, I’m on my way home, don’t forget the milk, etc.).
Have any of you ever sent what you felt was a “heart felt” text to someone and received a “k” in return?
More than likely the person wasn’t trying to be inconsiderate. Maybe they were at work, maybe they are not one to text and they had bigger things on their mind. At the moment it seems inconsiderate on the receiving end in as much as it probably is not meant in that way at all.
Good old fashioned conversation is a concept that should probably be practiced more.
Words in writing versus an actual conversation have become such a foreign concept. Don't get me wrong...I am still a HUGE fan of a letter or a postcard. On a day to day basis though...technology is fine but conversation is much better.