I Text Because I Hate Talking

This is another one of these “haven’t quite thought this through yet” blogs but I’m stuck pondering this thought…

Do people text because they don’t want to talk and deal with people?

Hey… don’t get me wrong. I text… I tweet… I status… like the best of them. But lately I’ve wondered if people text on their cell phones because they don’t want to have to deal with a) how the recipient will react and b) how they will react to the reaction.

Look at it this way… We are living in a society that is isolating people more and more. Get in your car alone; go to work… eat lunch in your cubicle… come home… drive into your garage with your garage door opener so that you don’t have to see your neighbours… look at the Caller ID and choose to take the call or not… if they leave their message on the voice mail then I can call back on their voice mail… it keeps going.

Texting is just the next phase of ‘downloading what you want to say’ while having to control when and how you give a response.

Man… this can go a lot of ways… think about it… Many people take prayer with God the same way. God… this is the list… now deal with it. I don’t care what you think… I don’t want to get your opinion. Here it is. Thanks… I’ll talk to you the next time ‘I’ am ready with my updated list.

That’s not prayer… that’s texting God.

We need to stop ‘texting’ God and start talking… communing… sharing feelings and waiting for a response. That goes beyond our relationship with God… but with others as well. We need to start looking at the relationships around us as opportunities to not just ‘dump’ info but rather grow, hear, learn, and encourage one another.

Romans 12:10 says to “be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Chime in. Give me your thoughts on this one. But don’t just ‘give me your opinion’. Let’s dialogue… let’s reason this out.

At least that’s how I see it.


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