You know, I could write this blog every single day. There is no shortage of things to write about. I just log on and go to Yahoo news and the next story is just waiting for me.
I read an article about Shailene Woodley, the star in the upcoming movie “Divergent.” In the article, the 22-year old star mentioned that she does not own a cell phone. She explains:
“By not owning a cell phone, she is learning to develop her communication skills, and to be more personal with people. There is….a bigger lack of camaraderie and community than there’s ever been.”
Wow! This comes from a 22-year old actress who is worth millions…she wants to develop her communication skills and learn to increase a sense of community.
And you know what? She’s dead on with her statement. We are slowly losing community in this nation. People seem to be afraid to speak to strangers. Rarely do you even see people make eye contact on the sidewalk. Try it and see what I mean. Walk downtown and see how many people actually look at you as you pass by….not many at all.
How many people have computers as their main form of communication? Texting seems to have replaced actual phone calls. We don’t even hear a human voice any longer while communicating.
Dysfunctional? I don’t know if I’d go that far, but it concerns me.
Have a great weekend and if you feel like it, give me a call. I’d love to hear your voice…..and yes, I’ll give you my phone number….Sha can verify that it is real. 360-878-1757