In hindsight, I can easily see that I wasn’t mature enough to have what I would consider to be thriving, healthy dating relationships while in high school or college… the kind that actually promoted the flourishing of everyone involved. Who was, right? Still, I can’t imagine how unhealthy I could have been with the aid of modern communication & technology. With enough technology at my fingertips to always know exactly where my significant-other-of-the-day was at any given moment, who they had been talking to, and what was said… it would have been ugly.
I have to wonder if at some point in the not so distant future, some energetic, confident, and proud generation will invent this crazy new technology called the home phone. You install it permanently in your place of residence thereby self-limiting your conversations (while out and about) to people you are actually with, thereby removing the constant need to message, text, tweet, communicate, and keep tabs on other people, bringing freedom from an unhealthy attachment to technology and the relational binds that go along with too much contact.
Until that day, however, I think this is the world of dating my kids are in for… better schedule fencing lessons along with Mandarin and Spanish… Happy Friday Everyone! Here’s a little Friday Funny.