I noticed something early this year and thought of doing a piece on it but it skipped my mind each time because i kept telling myself : I’ll start on it tomorrow…and i always forgot about it when tomorrow came (Procastination wahala, story for another day).
Anyway, on my way home yesterday i noticed it again, probably because i was too occupied with my own problems to whip out my phone and plug my earphones in. I thought back to an episode in How I Met Your Mother, where Ted Mosby argued something relatively similar to what this piece is all about.
Is actual conversation over, is the grand face-to-face debate over, do people now prefer to press their phones instead of making small talk with a stranger or a familiar???
I would have loved to do a video or at least take a bunch of pictures (but people don’t like that) to show y’all what i mean. Everyone has their earphones plugged in with eyes closed in relaxation or staring right through you or busy with a movie or a game or on instagram/facebook. They really don’t take the time to make conversation with the stranger right beside them. My phone is my coping mechanism. I am almost always on my phone, even in the middle of a conversation or lecture.
Are phones killing conversations and relationships, are they? Will a time come when people sitting beside each other will simply just text to save themselves the stress of actually talkng?