Addressing Communication…

 

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“I think there is a myth that before smart-phones, everyone engaged in long, free-ranging, relaxed conversations with good eye contact and great posture. Or…wait, was that before television?

 

A young 1950s family watching television

 

 

No, it was before radio and recorded music. Yes, that’s right; in 1910, the world was perfect, except for those people with their noses buried in books- so, before books, people used to talk.

 

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Plato thought that writing destroyed communication. Whatever; I know for sure that when I was 12 – whenever that was – it was a much better world. ”  John, Turlock, Calif. in a comment on NYTimes.com

So… do we all (or a good percentage of us) just have “Grumpy Old Man Syndrome” ??

 

xxSP

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1st photo “Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 Milan, Dan Roberts.

6 Comments

  1. Yes, to me family communication started falling apart when every excuse was made not to have a family dinner together at the end of the day. Being from a large family,including 5 boys, if you were not at the table at 6pm there night not be much food left!

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    Karena
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  2. When my kids were little I used to love driving carpool. For some wonderful reason, the driver (that was me), was totally invisible and on the way home from school I would hear the true account of what went on that day at school. The best times were when I picked up my kids and their friends from a week at overnight camp. All the way home I got to hear the amazing stories. I doubt most of it was ever repeated once everyone arrived home.

  3. Sadly, face-to-face communications is in decline. Everybody prefers their devices to communicate. Soon communications, in the old fashion way, will be a lost art. Not good. Susan

  4. I keep giving my facebook friends my cellphone number so that they can call me. Sadly, they never do! 🙁

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