There has never been a time when people could communicate and express themselves as instantly and as much as they can now. It's hard to believe, but there was a time when communicating meant we had to WRITE LETTERS!
I've always liked writing. I like the feeling of having a nice pen in my hand. It feels like I'm creating something when I put pen to paper, even if it is just a doodle of a flower or a note that says, "If you ever park in my spot again, I will have your ass towed." It's a nice feeling.
When you physically write something down you're forced to take time to actually think about what you're writing. We don't really do that anymore. Now we just press buttons. We're so spoiled.
Now everything is electronic and instantaneous. We e-mail, we text, we Facebook, we Twitter, Skype, instant message, blog, dance interpretively on YouTube... And whatever we do say has to be short because our attention spans are now about nine seconds long. We can only read up to 140 characters at any given time before we're on to the next thing...
What was I saying?
Oh yeah, we lose focus, have no attention span, yada, yada, blah, blah, blah.
Some Vocabulary Notes:
This is part of a chapter from the book 'Seriously, I'm kidding' by Ellen DeGeneres.
Needless to say it's hilarious! :)
I wanted to share it here also because I find a very good habit to improve the language reading.
And you know me guys: having fun + learning is the 'mixture' I love.
I hope you can also enjoy reading!