For all the great things technology can do these days, I can say without a shadow of doubt it is ruining the rising generation’s interpersonal skills. As long their thumbs are doing the talking or they are speaking over a headset about the next plan to execute in a video game, they are fine. But you put them in a room together and they don’t know what to do. More often than not they don’t even bother to try. They just drop their eyes to their perspective phones and type or watch away. The real world is literally passing them by.
As someone who grew up before the internet was even a thing, it’s so frustrating to watch. I’m like a broken record, constantly reminding my children they need to work harder at building relationships with other teenagers–you know physically meet them. And there are days when I feel like I’m never going to get through to them. Won’t they be sorry if that’s the case–kissing your phone screen isn’t nearly as fun as somebody else’s lips. But if you can’t even carry on a conversation when somebody’s in the room with you, there’s a good chance those lips won’t be seeing any action–ever.