In this world full of technology we have numerous ways to communicate, such as mobile phones, social media, email, messenger of all types, texting and faxing which very archaic in comparison. I am of an age where I can remember the first fax that was sent. At the time it was incredible that a letter could getting to another office without leaving the office. Another occasion was the first time I was asked to text back, I didn’t know my phone could.
If you could only take one piece of technology away with you what would it be?
For me I would be torn between my phone and my tablet, but I think my tablet would win because it is more versatile. I would have to take all the accessories with it thou.
Does technology supersede personal contact?
For me I am sad to say technology has taken over. I do not see people as often as I use to, I would now send a text instead. On the other hand because of technology I have kept in touch with friends that I otherwise would have lost contact with as them either lived away or abroad. At times I know that I could have visited someone in the time I spend on the phone or sending messages.
Do we need to change our habits?
I am in the process of prioritizing my week because when a friend came to stay I was able to accomplish more. At the time of her visit there were certain tasks that had a time constraint, this meant I had to re assess time spent with emails and social media. I have only just started and the results are already positive as I have been able to spend time with family.
Vocal or text?
If you are not able to see someone face to face what option do you take? For me I would rather pick up a phone and call someone rather than text. I sometimes go to send a text and give up and ring because some things cannot be said via text. In my 9-5 job I have to communicate with a wide variety of people from other employees, bosses, reps, suppliers and anyone else you have to deal with when you manage a company. I have noticed that people are loosing the art of verbal communication, I ring they email back. This is getting more commonplace some websites do not have a phone number.
All of this has made me appreciate that we do not have to make an appointment, leave a message or send a text when we want to speak to the Lord. He is always available and He is wanting us to speak with Him, we just have to make time.
I would be interested to hear your thoughts.
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