What I’m about to write may sound hypocritical. It makes me sad that we, as people, express our ourselves and our emotions primarily through the internet and text messaging.
Now I know what you’re thinking, “You’re a blogger!” Yes, I am. And I love blogging! But I also relish in expressing myself in “real life.”
I love to express myself, verbally. I could talk about how I feel constantly. I could talk about how you feel all the time. I love talking about feelings. What can I say? I’m a feeler.
But, honestly, I would rather talk about feelings in person, not on the internet or via text message. Unfortunately, this is where the world is at emotionally. As individuals, many people are timid to express themselves in person and hide behind technology to express “real” emotions.
My boyfriend is the complete opposite of me. He does not express himself “in person.” He feels more comfortable expressing himself through writing, whether it’s in a letter, an email or a text message. I, on the other hand, would rather sit down for a cup of coffee and talk.
But it’s not just Wilhelm, I see many people engaged in technological emotional expression. And I have a thought about this:
Let’s make a change. Let’s express ourselves face to face. See how much realer you feel. You don’t have to send an emotionally charged email to get it out. You can meet a friend for lunch and talk it over!
Let’s be real.