While this week's blog came to me last week, it is an issue that is gaining recognition. Devices that allow you to constantly text to one another (and I won't mention any product names here) try to make the most inane and trivial issue gain importance. Personal opinion here, but does everyone need to know that you had to wait in line at the grocery store for seven minutes? That the person next to you on the subway was snoring, or that one of your classmates loudly disagreed with your teacher?
I know, connections with friends is important but by reducing your conversations to texting and not actually talking, you have made yourself a partial recluse.
We connect with more people than ever, have more friends on FaceBook but fewer real friends - the ones you can sit down with to have an honest and intense conversation. People seem to be able to spill their guts online but can' t look someone in the face and say what they truly think. They can start texting a reply to something they have seen and put it out there before having thought it through. As they old saying goes, "you can't unring the bell".
Human interaction is our filter. We think twice when we are with people, but when you take that away, it is easier to be flippant, caustic, maudlin, and more. While technology makes us more connected in some ways, we are increasingly disconnected where it really counts.