QQ: The Art of off line Conversation – Dead or Alive?
Do you still like to engage in conversation with real people as in ‘off-line’ over written communication with people ‘on-line’?
If you do, why do you and is it healthy?
If you don’t why not and is that healthier?
Which do you prefer and why?
Now, l don’t really converse day to day with an awful amount of people ‘off-line’, l have seen more more people this week than normal weeks and only because of my shoulder proceedure on Wednesday – this week since Monday l have spoken to three neighbours for roughly a total of 19 minutes, one postman and 2 delivery drivers for a total of 8 minutes, one shop keeper for 10 minutes, my mother twice on the telephone for a total of 50 minutes, my surgeon and his team of four theatre staff for a total of 65 minutes, three hospital staff for a total of 25 minutes, two dog walkers for a total of 3 minutes and Suzanne every day. Therefore since Monday to today Saturday = 6 days and a total of 18 people excluding Suze and a total of 180 minutes or three hours or even more precisely an average of three people per day @30 minutes!
That is basically still excluding Suze 14 people more than normal and perhaps 150 minutes longer.
Online, l have lost count of how many l have interacted with and for how long.
Some would say that’s not healthy, they may be right, yet l am not affected by it in any shape or form. I am not an introvert, but l find talking to people ‘off line’ quite boring unless we are discussing something useful, purposeful or topic specific – how about you, what has your week been like in so far as off line talking, conversing and generally communicating with people and do you think your practice is healthy or unhealthy?
Let me know your thoughts below.