Let’s Talk… On The Phone

Hello, here’s my second post… I guess I’m not having an actual introductory post? I also have to tell a story about the […] This story is from my 6th grade teacher, who I hold dear to my heart. She told us about her 7 year old son, who read every … as Dun DUN DUN!!! This story has stuck with me for several years, and I don’t know why, but every time I remember it, it brings me a little bit of joy. I hope it does for you as well!

A question has been nagging me for a while. Why do people hate voice calls? They seem like a good concept (if you enjoy talking to people) why not? It’s a way to increase communication without cutting out the vocal cues that can be vital for a good quality of conversation. So why are they so taboo?

I mean, it is annoying when your mom calls you to tell something that would take a small text, and that static sound you get is awful. But my thumbs get tired sometimes, and I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to call instead of type. Then I could “multitask!”

How would you use sarcasm with texting?? It doesn’t work! How would you realize there’s something wrong if there’s a long silence, how would you hear the joy, sadness, or anger in someone’s voice. How can you react with the words imbued to sound, movement, and meaning from text. I don’t want people to think I’m saying something I’m not, and texting lets that happen. There is so much lost when all communication is reduced to the written text. (coming from the written text)

Calling (or even facetime??) seems like the best mode for actual conversation, so I have a question for you. Why don’t we call each other more? Why don’t we talk to each other more? Why don’t we listen to each other more?

Remember to feel free to comment and engage!


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