Have you ever had something on you mind so much so, that you have to ponder on it for weeks trying to figure out how to even begin to express it? I have been in that place for a while now. And then over the weekend, I saw two different posts about how disrespectful teenagers are because they are always texting……It is NOT just teenagers, people! But it is disrespectful.
Cell phones are tiny in comparison now. MUCH cheaper and so convenient. Just about everyone has one. You even see younger children with cell phones. But we seem to have no cell phone etiquette. Who is teaching cell phone etiquette?!?! I think we know the answer to that question.
As I drive down the road, I see people cross center line repeatedly…..yep they are either texting or on their cell phone. When I take a walk through my neighborhood I see mommies pushing their sweet babies in strollers. No head nod or eye contact is made, they are texting. I sit in a waiting room filled with people and no one is acknowledging the other
and that’s not always a bad thing, their heads are bowed as if to pray, yet I seriously doubt that they are speaking to the Lord.
Texting, surfing the net. Yes, it is convenient in its proper place. What bothers me more than anything, is that the people doing it have no idea that they are missing out on the good “life” stuff! Teaching opportunities and heart-felt talks with their children; meeting a new acquaintance; helping someone in need; taking a moment just to relax and breathe and take it all in. You are missing it people! Your head is buried (!) and you don’t even know it……sigh ~
If you want respect. Teach respect. Set an example. Set boundaries, even for yourself. If you ignore your babies now, you are setting the standard for them. You are skipping “real” life by having your head down.
Technology is not the one to blame. Neither are the teenagers….
(and please, please…..Don’t text and drive……I have a bum knee because someone did…Head’s UP, people!) To be nice to people, ya gotta see em! HaPPy Monday ~ thanks for letting me vent….♥