Why do we text instead of talking to each other?

“Texting is a brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel, and misinterpret what other people mean.”


So why do we text more than we talk to each other? Did our society become shy? Or is it that hard to talk about feelings face to face? We think no! It’s just easier and more impersonal to talk trough texting. You can say whatever you want and things you would never say to a person just like this but by texting you just get over this barrier. By texting you lose your drag and just say it. But by talking to each other face to face you think more about the things you say and how you say them. Also because they might hurt the other person. If you say it the wrong way or if they misinterpret it they’ll be hurt. Sometimes it’s ok to text but if you’re talking about your feelings or about a topic which is very important, whether for you or the other person, you better talk face to face about it. You’ll get faster and easier to a conclusion.

Texting can be important if you just wanna ask something unimportant or if you wanna meet somewhere or if you just want to know what the other person is doing. Texting is a nice way to say I’m thinking of you. By texting things like: “Hi, how are you?” or ” How was your day” you show the other person that you’re thinking of them. But if you want to talk about more important things you should just use your phone to text them where to meet to talk. And not to talk about the problem itself over texting.

It’s true that people often write something and have a complete different feeling about what they wrote as the person who got the message. It also might happen that you’re just joking but the other person thinks you’re real and got angry just because they can’t see your smile or hear the sound of your voice. You can’t see the mimic on your partners face or his movements like you would by talking face to face. Which makes it even harder for you to not misinterpret what your partner just wrote you.

We think our society didn’t become shy but just more lazy than they were before. Through all this new technology they now have a way to talk to each other over the phone or through texting which is very nice but also sometimes contra productive. Talking with your loved one about your relationship or another important theme shouldn’t be made by texting but face to face. Even if it isn’t always easy to express what and how you feel.


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