I just left the public library without even speaking to another soul. No one greeted me, no one interacted with me while I was checking out my books at the automated check out, and no one told me goodbye as I was leaving.
It is strange to think how we are becoming a society that no longer interacts with one another. We see this at the bank with ATMs, at the grocery store with the automated cashiers, at the library with the automatic check out, at the automatic car wash, and several other places. We can do almost anything online without ever interacting with another human being.
I know several families who actually communicate with one another, in their own homes, via cell phones or computers. I also know too many who do not eat at least one meal together. That was never the case in my own home with my sons!
Naturally, I am addressing this observation via my iPhone to post on my online blog that will transmitted to my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I am attempting, in my own life, to avoid the temptations of convenience by interacting with others (but still do not expect me to give in to the telephone – I still loathe talking into phones!)
From DLJH’s iPhone
“Make it a great day!”