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Monday, July 10, 2006

Relationship age

"Connectedness is second in our 'top ten'. We have entered a 'relationship age' in which interactions between people are more important than at any time since the industrial revolution.
You only have to walk down the street to see how people are constantly talking on their phones. The mobile revolution has enabled friends to be constantly present with each other. "

People talk a lot, that is without any doubt.
But that "talking a lot" doesn't really mean we are living in a "relationship age".
Evidently talking doesn't improve relationships.
On the contrary, if people talked less and thought more and worked more, in my opinion relationships among people would be much better.

It is true, "You only have to walk down the street to see how people are constantly talking on their phones" but at this regard, let me report examples of conversation:

Cold, isn't it? (or warm, isn't it, depending on the season)
Isn't it awful (or nice)?
The snow (or the sun)....
Isn't it terrible?(gorgeous)
It's disastrous, so icy ...
Personally I hate Winter (or love Summer)

or

I am on the train, at this station...
The train is late...
Outside is raining...

And they go on for ages, for the only sake of the mobile telephone provider, talking a lot for saying nothing.
That proves that we would be a much better "relationship society" if we hadn't to feed those parasytes of mobile providers.
 
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