Not a fan of a phone call. You may not be alone!

You always have to find time to appreciate the little things in life. The chance to sleep in when there’s no work to be done, the time you get to spend at home with the family or even just the time you get to spend talking with friends. Right now, I want to focus on the last of those three things. Talking with a good friend is something you never really get the chance to appreciate in the moment, but about an  hour later you find yourself looking back on that talk you had and think about just how good of a friend you really have. Of course, the way in which you talk to your friend has really changed over the years. Calling them over the phone used to be the norm, but now, you can just as easily engage your friend in conversation through texting.

It’s a real sign of the times that people have now begun to really consider texting as their primary mode of mobile communication, and who can really blame them? So many people prefer to text these days that willfully abstaining from communicating in that manner basically means that you’re really limiting yourself in the communication department. It really would be impractical on your part to de-emphasize texting when it’s what people want to do more of.

One of the main issues that people seem to have with texting is that it just doesn’t come off as a very personal way of communicating with another individual. It’s almost as though you’re giving off a subliminal signal that you don’t care enough about that person to set aside the time to call them, but you need to talk to them so texting will have to do. This is by and large one of the more unfair perceptions that people have begun to develop about texting.

Consider the fact that each scenario is different. You may be on the receiving end of a text message that you think should have been told to you through call and you almost start to take offense, but did you stop to consider the fact that the person on the other end may not have had neither the time nor the opportunity to actually call you? Texting is not the less personal way to communicate, it’s just the more convenient one, and people shouldn’t really be blamed for opting to go with the easier option when anyone in their shoes would probably gone the same route as well.

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