January 16, 2021•107 words
One thing that texting kind of encourages is transactional conversations. Talking for the sake of getting something. Information, something done, something scheduled. Conversation not for the sake of improving one's relationship, but conversation for sake of achieving something particular.
Why? Because texting is not like regular conversation.
Normal conversation overlap. They end abruptly. They're supplemented by facial expressions and body language.
When we start heavily relying on texting as a medium of communication, our relationships become tainted by transactionality. They stop being honest, true.
They start becoming unreal.