Why It Might Be Time To Cut Back On Texting

I love technology as much as the next guy. Honestly, I do. If it were up to me I'd have all the new stuff. Technology makes everything easier and it's fun to use...well, as long as it is acting right. I have to say though that I've been wondering something lately. What if technology makes things too easy?

Take texting for instance. You can type something to someone at any moment without the time investment. Heck, you could even text on the toilet and nobody would know. That makes me gag to think about but I know people do it. I can text someone many times throughout the day carrying on a conversation continually. It's awesome. 

The thing is...and don't beat me over the head...that talking to someone is more personal. You can hear the words. The tone. The laugh instead of the "lol" which never sounds quite right when read. Talking on the phone is less convenient and that's why I think I should be doing it more often. My friends and my family deserve more of my time. Why do I feel like I have to do a billion things at once? Setting aside time to call people makes it mean more.

Once again these are things that have been weighing on my heart. I definitely don't intend to scold anyone for texting. I just feel the need to cut back on it for myself.

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