In today’s tech-savvy world the art of conversation has taken, in many instances, a sideline to chatting, instant messaging, and email correspondence. We are more socially connected and yet if you ask scientists, researchers, and even a good portion of the general public, we feel more alone than ever.
Why is that?
Well? Though you may have 4,000 friends on social media, how many do you know in person? On average it’s 50-200. Of those, let’s use the high side example of 200, how many do you live near enough to see regularly? Maybe 50? Of those 50 how many do you consider good friends and see regularly? The most common answer is 1-8. So of 4000 people, that’s only 0.025% to 0.2% maximum. Those odds aren’t very good for spending quality time with real live friends face to face.
Think back before the internet and before smartphones. The people you knew and cared about, you had to pick up the phone, write a letter, or go see them in order to connect and talk. There was no screening of calls or letting it go to voice mail. People made actual dates and kept them. They were happy to spend time together.
Sharing thoughts and expressing ideas is good for the soul. Too many times these days we see people out to coffee or to eat alone, staring at their phones for company. It’s sad. Wouldn’t it be nice to sit across from someone, share a meal, enjoy the experience of getting to know them while making eye contact and being able to observe the same location, smells, tastes, and surroundings?
Conversation is a skill. You have to practice it in order to keep your mind and your mouth sharp. Take a night and put down your devices, walk away from your computer, put your cell phone in your purse. Call Ultra Classic Services and let us escort you to dinner, a movie, dancing, or an event. We would love to hear how your day went, whats going on in your world, and get to know you while sharing a night out.
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