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The Importance of Face-to-Face Communication

Updated: Dec 7, 2022

In a digital age, connecting with people in person is still incredibly important.

Technology has grown leaps and bounds in the last decade– heck, even within the last five years. We get our news from it, we connect with our friends on it, we view restaurant recommendations and movie reviews, and also read books. Every year the tiny devices in our pockets can do more and more. Calendars, phonebooks, games, creativity outlets– there are many positive impacts technology has had on us.

Of course, like everything else, it should be used in moderation.

Becoming addicted to your cellphone can be a serious thing. The inability to disconnect from the constant notifications and always being “on” can leave people feeling burnt out. We aren’t meant to operate 24/7– we need downtime and rest! Not to mention, our time is precious, and we shouldn’t feel the need to stop and drop everything when a text pops up.

There is also something to be said of the nearly lost art of face-to-face communication. Whether it is with friends, families, or coworkers, we end up missing out on a lot of important things when we "communicate" strictly online.

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