How do we even know?

What is the measurement of if a person cares for another, you, me or whomever, or how much they care? Is it in their text message? Is it in the fact of 'if' a person texts you back or not? Is it in how many times or how often they email or snap chat or any of those other forms of social communication? Is it in a phone call? Is it in spending time with another because that is what people who care do? Stay in communication, see each other from time to time, more towards those who are closer or become intimate, etc...?? What is the measurement of a friend / friendship?

I think our world has become too consumed with text messaging (myself included), messaging on one or more social media forms or emailing, and use those forms of communication to figure out if 'we like' another. How can you truly tell that someone is being truthful and/or sincere, unless you speak with them face to face, or if you have gotten to know them and you actually speak on the phone with them, noticing the changes in their voice, tone, etc?? It is a really sad world we have allowed ourselves to become and it is truly 'odd' when a person says, "oh, we are having a electronic free weekend or week!" or even more so, if they don't have a phone or at least an email message....How can they live without such objects and devices?

What happened to meeting with friends and loved ones over a meal or a picnic to spend time with each other? Or taking off to go someone you have never been, just because it would be an amazing adventure in life; not knowing exactly what you will be doing or where you will be going....How shocking some may say...How refreshing I say! Use a 'map' to find where you are going, not mapquest or one of those other gadgets you hook up into a car, or a cell phone...a MAP!.....Hug someone you care about, because you do care. Hugging does not make you gay. Kissing on the cheek does not either (yes there are some boundaries when it comes to guys and girls that are involved already, no girls on guys kissing and the such, unless they are family) It is not weird to love another person because you care about them....

And what happened to the rules of families...such as children listen to their parents, even once grown up, to a point of course....but respect your elders. Back when I and my family before me, was growing up, we did not back talk our parents, EVER!! We did what we could to help them, we loved them unconditionally as they did us and trusted them more than anyone on this earth, other than maybe the one we choose to marry or spend the rest of our lives with....

I just don't get it....I really don't....It has become a very sad, cold, isolated, electronic type of world, where faces are not often seen and voices the same....we love through our computers, not by telling another in person, or in a letter, that you write and physically send to them....SMH, yeah, even I have some of the techno bug, but I am working on slowly eradicating it out of my life to a large extent. It may take me a little time, just like so many others it would so too, but wouldn't it just be so much better? Wouldn't we be so much happier and content and actually learn from others in our world, because we speak with them face to face? That is my thought at least.....

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