BREATHE... TAKE YOUR TIME!
SMS, MMS, WhatsApp, Telegram, Wire, Hangout, Messenger... You name it! For better or worse, "Chat" applications has become part of life.
For the better it's obvious: those are wonderful communication tools. They allow us to share information quickly and at no or little cost. They free people from being dependent of official news agencies, which become more and more controlled by governments with specific agendas. They break frontiers, establishing channels between territories worldwide and between people whose countries have no official contacts.
But the better is never alone, and the worse always tends to balance it. Receiving a message often awake the need to answer "now", quickly, at this very moment- thus we become slaves to the Superficial, because thinking usually requires time, concentration and introspection.
Time escapes us. We don't even have time to check our spelling and grammar, thus a new language is born, a language where the subtle doesn't exist because we tend to rush after the obvious, the visible, the apparent... the superficial.
Communication has two facets: the tool through which we communicate, and the topic we want to share. I believe the tool should serve the topic. Sadly, it seems like we have fallen into the contrary and we just share "anything and everything", enslaved to the need of the tool.
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