Have you ever thought about what happened to a proper mobile phone conversation (yes, let’s only talk about a mobile phone conversation…)? You know the one when people actually pick up a phone and talk?
Have you noticed too? People don’t use their smart phones any longer to make phone calls. Talking on phones is actually a thing of the past.
It’s not happening that often anymore.
I have to admit: I used to be a “listener”. Of course only to conversations that made sense. The deeper ones. Not the ones about what to buy for dinner and so on.
I used to listen to people waiting for buses, trams and trains. I used to listen to people talking on trains. I used to listen to people on the phone everywhere.
I did not mean to do it. It just happened. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Sometimes you just can’t help…
I used to listen to deep conversations about love, heartache, relationship and so on. At least listen to one side. And I used to feel for that person. Sometimes I even wanted to get up, walk over and hug that person, telling him or her that everything would be fine.
It’s all gone.
People don’t talk anymore.
And sometimes I wonder if they still tell the story. The story of love, heartache, relationship and so on. Do they still go into details? Do they still feel the love and support? Do people on the other side still feel like hugging and supporting them?
The way we communicate has changed. I wonder if the way we receive a message has changed too…