Are you a text fiend? Some people are of the view that the younger generation only knows how to write in text speak and have forgotten what normal words look like – gr8 isn’t it? LOL! Over the past decade, the amount of textual communication that we undertake on a daily basis has increased: the Internet, emails and texts are now the bedrock of our social interaction. We all should remember that talking on a cellphone can be a great way to communicate, with many advantages that texting lacks. Keep the art of conversation alive by acting on my 8 Compelling Reasons for Talking on a Cellphone Instead Of Texting.
1. Less Time Consuming
Although you may pride yourself on being a dab hand when it comes to texting, it’s indisputable that texting takes more time than talking on a cellphone. Whereas it takes time to respond to messages when texting, verbal correspondence significantly reduces the time taken to communicate – a huge bonus for businesses.
2. More Clarity
One thing that has always plagued textual communication is the amount of ambiguity contained in a simple sentence. Depending on how well you know the person you are communicating with and the circumstances around your conversation, it can be very hard to distinguish the tone of text messages. Far too often have things been misinterpreted via text, so verbal communication once again triumphs!
It’s indisputable that talking to someone on a cellphone is a lot friendlier. Text messages are very often task-based, which removes the friendly chit-chat that accompanies phone conversations. Be nice – speak to your friends, rather than sending them a robotic message.
4. Your Vision
We are constantly surrounded with screens nowadays: computer monitors, televisions and, now, cellphones! The older generation is not used to being constantly bombarded with tiny specs of color called pixels, which is causing us all to irreversibly damage our eyesight. Macular degeneration is a bigger problem than you probably realize. A small change from texting to talking on a cellphone can make a real difference to your eyesight deterioration for the better.
Texting removes the depth that you can enjoy when talking to a friend verbally. Even when you can’t talk to them face-to-face, it’s a lot nicer to have a chat about life on a cellphone rather than resorting to Facebook or a text. I feel a lot more comfortable complaining about my other half over the phone than I do using a text!
Smartphones are often to blame for the dreaded auto-correct feature that text messages suffer. If you want to make your message clear (and also save face sometimes) then you might want to make sure that speak verbally rather than relying on a text message.
Even women sometimes struggle with multitasking, I’ll admit. Texting rather than talking on a phone limits the amount of other tasks that can be completed while communicating – over the years I’d perfected washing up and cooking dinner while talking on the phone, but the popularity of the text message has stalled my multitasking habits. Come on ladies, let’s get back to doing more in the same amount of time!
Very similar to my previous point, I believe that going hands-free when it comes to communication is very helpful. Whereas I can now multitask due to my decreased amount of texting, I do find that there are some tasks that just require two hands to complete. Talking on a cellphone can allow you to drive the car and go shopping – you’ll avoid any nasty collisions with other shoppers if you are talking rather than texting, trust me! (Even though we shouldn’t be doing either and I don’t advocate anyone talking on the cell whilst on the road)
Thank you for reading my list of 8 Compelling Reasons For Talking On A Cellphone Instead Of Texting (well, at least I hope you’ve found them compelling!) I do concede that textual communication has its positive points, especially when brevity is appropriate. I’m not advocating only talking on a cellphone, but I do think that we should become much less reliant on texting. Please leave reasons in the comments section as to why you support either texting or talking on a cellphone!
C U L8R girls!
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