Help me help you. I’m huge on introspection, which can be good or bad at times. With introspection comes careful examination of one’s habits – what is and is not working? Our generation is currently in a rush to make it to the top, to launch the next new hot start-up, we’re constantly glued to our phone, and our idea of a date is Facetime. Though technologically advanced, we lack some fundamentals, which I’ve managed to sift through. One thing I want to bring back is the air of personalization .. with friends, employers, and family. Here are three things to help make you a better person:
1) COMMUNICATE IN PERSON
This is what human interaction looks like nowadays:
Girl: Hiya whats up?
Boy: Nothing. Bored. Chillin. K, time for the gym, ttyl.
Girl: Okay bye!!! (emoji) (emoji) (stupid emoji) (emoji)
Lame. And, yes, I’m judging you if you have a similar text in your phone.
Texting is written communication. I, being in love with writing, can respect that form of communication. However, an interaction in person is not only refreshing, but it’s personable. It’s an amazing feeling to truly listen to someones thoughts and feelings, and vice versa. When I’m on the phone, chances are I’m playing Bejeweled or checking Twitter. Texting doesn’t account for tone either, which can manage to lead to unnecessary communication. You never know who may be in need of a friend, or how good it might feel to truly vent and talk to an old friend.
2) SAY “THANK YOU”
This is probably the most powerful yet underrated term ever. It’s easy to say