Old School Love

I remember a time when a relationship didn’t involve technology. No Facebook, no texting, and other forms of social media that I have yet to familiarize myself with. You know what I mean. When you’d call someone and leave a message on their answering machine. Or you might write a letter to someone to tell them how you feel. A hand written letter. Remember those? I miss those days. Now it’s Facebook and texting and beyond. I’ve never had a relationship where texting was a vital form of communication until now, and yet there seems to be no “texting etiquette.” I think there should be. It’s the modern version of returning a phone call, or responding to that hand written letter. What would one do in the “olden days?” Pick up the old phone and call back, maybe? Or write a letter, put a stamp on it and put it in the mail? Somedays, it seems snail mail would be quicker than getting a text back at times.
Our lives are busy. It’s a fact. Yet we take on more and more, and faceless communication is our only way of connecting these days. We must remember however, that there are people on the other end of these devices, and no matter how far technology has come, feelings still remain. No one wants to be faceless in real life. The modern world has given us these alternate ways of communication, but it shouldn’t decrease our importance to the ones we reach out to.
So, the moral of the story is: If someone important in your life sends you a message or a text, go old school and respond. It’s just good manners.

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