Many of us are quite nifty with texting these days. It's quick, convenient and most mobiles are user-friendly, therefore making the idea of sending a quick text an easier option than picking up the phone and making conversation. But does this mean the art of conversation is beginning to fade? I was talking to someone over the weekend who feels this is exactly what is happening. Some of us find talking on the phone enjoyable and easy, but some of us don't. I fall into the latter category. Texting for me is a really useful tool to have in our modern lives and means I don't have to pick up the phone every time I need to say "How r u 2day?"
Emails have taken over letter writing, though I do have a few friends who still write a good old-fashioned letter. I prefer to email, or text. But do you think our modern day methods of communication will ruin, or have already ruined, the art of conversation? The someone I was talking to over the weekend about this was my lovely mum. She's never got to grips with texting even though she has a mobile phone. She tried it but wasn't keen. She loves to talk on the phone and is my total opposite in so far as she loves social gatherings and having a face-to-face natter. Her adamant expression when she voiced her opinion about texting was quite assertive for someone as gentle as my mum. Perhaps if she ever got the hang of it she would enjoy doing it, but her words did ring true. I think a lot of us now find it difficult to pick up the phone, write a letter or take time to visit, when it's so much easier to tap in a few words like "luv u". To read that takes seconds. To say it also takes seconds. Guess she does have a point.