Why we can't 'relate' anymore...

"Never before in the history of mankind have we human had more ways/means/methods of communicating than we have today. Never before in the history of mankind have we humans been more disconnected, unrelated, and relationally-challenged than we are today."

It sad, but I encounter people who have no idea how to carry on an intelligent, engaging conversation....but they can sure TEXT MESSAGE until the "cows come home." What's up with that?

Some folks would rather "text" and "email" ad nauseaum, instead of having to see someone face to face, and carry on a conversation with them. One of my friends is so addicted to his 'text messaging' abilities, that he has completely forgotten how to 'call someone.'

Needless to say, he and I have a "strained" relationship over the last few years....I want to hear his voice, not just read and respond to his 'text.'

Is our society really coming to this? We have no idea how to communicate anymore....is it really that bad?

I'm needing clear and convincing evidence that it's not as bad as it seems.

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