Just when I’m wondering why I can’t look at people’s eyes and have a serious conversation (except during work, study and where it is professional, with less emotion), I saw a TED video few minutes ago, which kicks me on the head and let me realize why I can’t look into others’ eyes and have a deep meaningful talk.
We live in an era of virtual social contact. We are able to edit, modify or even delete the elements in our ‘conversation’, while the real face to face conversation is way more complex and immediate, and you cannot control it once you have said something.
‘We use the conversation with each other, to learn how to have conversations with ourselves.’
I personally prefer talking than texting, because talking seems more clear and you can always explain the context and background of each sentences, but still, I do have a very close relationship with my smart phone.
But she was right in the video, we always feel that no one is listening to us, that’s why we have to post on facebook, on twitter, on many different kinds of platform, where so many audiences will just be there and see your expressions. I guess that’s why so many people, especially young people, need the ‘likes’ so much.
Because every day we are listening a bit less.
But face to face conversation is so important, ‘Because it’s when we stumble or hesitate or lose our words, that we reveal ourselves to each other.’
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