Just as there is a proper etiquette for having a face-to-face verbal discussion, like maintaining appropriate eye-contact and tone of voice, there are rules to follow when texting to communicate in the most effective way possible.
While I am grateful for what they do, I can’t help but also see the humor in the messages I receive.
I was once a boy, now I’m a man. It took me 29 years to get there, but I’ve arrived. It’s more than most men can say.
And perhaps that’s what makes vulnerability so difficult – seeing your state of being, when you remove all the embellishments and pretenses and performances.
How do you know when it is the right time to get all mushy-gushy with your significant other and admit your feelings? Well, most of the time you don’t.
Alone, lonely, faceless strangers in the midst of a crowd.
I am not saying that technology is affecting how readily we fall in love…at least, not yet.
The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most useful skills for surviving the modern world.
It isn’t rocket science to know that your empty words have a negative effect on those whom they are dispersed to. Promises that aren’t kept; what ifs; and just simple bullshit seem to be the most common forms. Kind of like the other Golden Rule, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” what is the need to say things if you don’t mean them?
By closing myself off from any possible attachment, I’m making myself incapable of finding love.