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The youth today does not know how to talk. We do not know how to talk to one another nor do we know how to talk to anyone outside our age group, capable of articulating but not transferring meaning with out spoken words. Yet we have profound conversations through text messages, using less than 160 words, and know exactly how to transfer our feelings and thoughts into abbreviated words and sentences so that others will understand them easily. However, they have no depth. Any actual conversation, two of us face-to-face, is awkward and harsh, unless there has been left enough time for the two to come to know each other. Upon first meeting, it is rare that eye contact will be made. Jokes and jests are made, in attempt to connect, and numbers are exchanged, maybe. That is when the communication begins. Not when two people have the opportunity to talk, unlimited words, pay nothing, but when they have limited words counts and little chance for actual connection.
This is poorly thought out, on my part. It kind of came, so I just went with it. It's almost funny, because of my own inability to actually speak to someone, but when it comes to texting a person, I am a blizzard of words :P my texts are disgustingly long and it costs a LOT of money :XD:

Mostly, this was spurred by this comment:

My friend: "It's funny that you guys can be flirt-texting into the a.m. hours, but as soon as we get to class, y'all act completely normal."

If anyone has ever read George Orwell's 1984, or seen the movie, there is a part where it is mentioned that there would soon be a singular word to describe, to mean, everything, and there would be no need for any other word. I wanted to incorporate that idea into this, but I didn't :P
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