There are times when relationships and friendships encounter issues, some small and some larger, but this is normal. Things cannot always be perfect. The way the problems are dealt with can help determine the strength of the relationship. However, in today’s younger generations, there is a lack of face-to-face interaction used to solve these problems. People’s messages to one another are lost when sent as texts because pitch and tone of voice cannot be construed. One person can be expressing sarcasm and the other genuineness.
For example, this Key & Peele video is a perfect portrayal of misconstrued messaging escalating extremely quickly:
A simple call would have prevented that situation because they would have been able to hear each other’s tones of voices. The same thing applies to many of the conversation's people have daily.
One time, my mother was texting me suggestions while I was at Hershey Park for a band competition. There was a time constraint, so I was worried we would not have enough time to go on many rides. She sent me a text that said, "Having fun. S'mores roller coaster." I looked at my phone with such confusion and replied, "what?" To that, she sent me a detailed message explaining that my friends and I could buy the new s'more cookies that the park was selling and then we could eat them while we waited on line for the roller coaster.
To this day I ask her why she could not have just said all of that in the first place.Talking to one another is much better than sending confusing messages. Addressing your affairs is also better than letting the elephant sit in the room and build tension between the parties. Technology makes our lives easier in many senses, but when it comes to this one, it serves as a wall for us to hide behind and launch our ammunition from. People should not let technology get the best of them and their relationships. It clearly can lead to us making fools of ourselves.