Over the past decade I have noticed a sharp decline in communication. With all the technology in the world most people think it is much easier to communicate. After-all, you are just a few clicks away from seeing someone across the world for a face to face talk, right? Well, that is true, kinda. While we may have better access to communicate, our ability to communicate is getting worse by the day.
Just look at the constant use of emoticons/emojis. Grown men and women send me these things now. Are people too dumb to type out a full sentence or do they struggle with making a point so badly that they need a hashtag after they speak to ensure their comment is not misconstrued?
What about the people who can only discuss things that are being discussed on facebook/twitter/reddit that day? There isn’t a day that passes that someone reiterates something they heard on the “news’ to me. Most have no idea if what they are even saying is true aside from the fact that the “news” peddled it to them as gospel. Most scholars think the world is getting dumber by the day. They estimate that the average IQ on the planet has dropped about 10 points in the past 100 years. Do people even know how to think on their own anymore?
What happened to philosophers and history books? Where did those who love to teach and write go? Our youth are being constantly manipulated by the very government we entrust. People are voting for things that are counter-productive to their own interests and don’t even realize it. Those who are gifted with riches or brains are shunned by society. Envy and self entitlement have drowned our society into The Styx.
- “I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it.”~ Edgar Allen Poe
- “Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words.” ~ William Faulkner
- “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”~ Abraham Lincoln
- “Any fool can make a rule And any fool will mind it.”~ Henry David Thoreau