Have you seen zombies walking around with eyes glued to a little screen held by the hands? They are common occurrences. Not seeing this breed of people would mean that you are living in the Jurassic world of dinosaurs. Not only do these people glue their eyes to that little screen, they are adept in striking the screen frantically at lightning speed. If you are wondering what they are doing, you are again a modern-day dinosaur. They are communicating!
How so? The advent of the mobile phone ushered in a new era of modern-day communications. There is a gradual migration from talking to people to “messaging” people. Voice is now archaic. You still hear people talking in rustic old country towns. But in modern cities, people stopped talking. They “text”. Their world of communication is virtual, surreal and unreal. As you watch them smiling, laughing and grimacing to themselves in a schizophrenic world of their own. It simply makes you wonder – why has silence taken over the noisy world.
That few strikes on the flat screen can also be emotionally fatal. Some Islamic cultures allow a divorce to be effected just by one party “texting” “I divorce you”. Emirates247.com reports,
Licensed marriage and family therapist Karen Ruskin agrees one unresolved issue can lead to another unresolved issue when couples let their thumbs do the talking.
“Much can get lost in text or instant chat translation thereby misunderstandings of intention occur, leading to an already existing argument and problem being exacerbated,” Ruskin said.
As for couples who struggle to go minutes without messaging, she said some may thrive in constant communication, whereas for others “it is suffocating and they lose the spark”.
– Sydney Morning Herald
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.“Fools,” said I, “You do not know –
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you.”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
This generation has forgotten the healing power of words.
Pleasant words are asan honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.