Communication is a big part of our lives. We live in a world where technology is our biggest form of communication, but it's also probably just about the worst. Ever read a text where you weren't sure if the person was being flirty, or joking, or being absolutely serious? I think we all have at one point in our lives. That's one of the biggest concerns about our day and age. We're starting to slowly lose that interaction we experience when we physically see how people communicate. Whether it's by their body language, the audible tone in their voice or by their words, we can clearly tell the difference between how people interact in person vs how they interact through technology.
With the recent Supreme Court ruling, I've seen so many comments that are both harsh and hurtful on both sides of the issue. And 100% of those comments were done on social media. There were some comments I read where I could immediately tell the tone that was implied, others it was a little more difficult. And the whole time I read those, I kept wondering if this whole back-and-forth thing would be better in person or not. Sometimes I think it would be just as bad, if not worse.
So media has become a big part of our lives, that much is clear. But we can't let it take away from the face-to-face interaction we experience. That is so much more important and valuable than words that could be posted and deleted just as easily with a click of a button.
Until next time:)