I Couldn’t Help But Wonder…

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kolsky Realty & Management 01311273

 

I Couldn’t Help But Wonder…

 

 

In a world where it is easier than ever to connect to each other (as a society), do we take it too far? Is the excessive use of handheld mobile computers responsible for unleashing unintended consequences triggering us to disconnect?

 

Sadly, here’s what I am talking about. The next time you happen to travel to a busy restaurant, stop and take a glimpse around and take a look at how many people are otherwise disconnected from those they are with by way of being connected to their mobile device!

 

Hey, don’t get me wrong – to each is own! I’m just saying (from my perched mountaintop) our society has forgotten about what was once considered bad-mannered mobile phone behavior. And sadly, being disconnected in the presence of others is now socially accepted.  

 

I get it – we have to stay connected, especially as it relates to emergencies, business, and other pressing matters. But come on! Can’t checking the status of some social media post wait without fear? Is there some reason that the incoming tweet can’t go summarily snubbed without thought or compunction?

 

Call me old fashion – but there is a time a place for everything (I think) – I miss seeing common courtesy and etiquette “and” I’d sure like to see “it” make a comeback.

 

Guess Who Loves You More -Raheem DeVaughn

 

 

 

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William Feela
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I use my phone for business only.  My wife does not have a smart phone.

We still know how to talk to each other.

Aug 13, 2018 03:30 PM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Jon- yes, I am very connected to my smartphone. However, when I'm out with others it is there for calls or texts that I absolutely must take at that time, meaning someone better need my help right away. That said, when I'm with Larry I've used an app to check the score of a football game for us. 

Aug 13, 2018 06:57 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I have actually witnessed family members who flew across country to be together with one another, only to have them silently sit in a room, and stare at their screens.  What were they doing?  They were texting and communicating with people they had left back home.

Aug 14, 2018 03:44 AM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Jon, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Aug 14, 2018 03:45 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Good morning, Jon... please, please, please call me old-fashioned. If you ask me, good manners, courtesy, etiquette never go out of style!

Aug 14, 2018 05:20 AM #5
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
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William Feela ~ talk about some Minnesota nice stuff! And I am positive you and your wife are doing it perfectly, that's awesome 

Aug 14, 2018 07:48 AM #6
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Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
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Kathy Streib ~ hey hey, football updates - I get it! And by the way... You getting "and" quickly looking at a football score over your screen sparks conversation between you and Larry and most likely enhances your connection  

Aug 14, 2018 07:53 AM #7
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Jon Kolsky
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Myrl Jeffcoat ~ wow & wow.... Thanks for giving a perfect example of the unintended consequences.... And of course, THANK YOU....  OFC rocks

Aug 14, 2018 07:58 AM #8
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Jon Kolsky
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Nina Hollander ~ haha... I don't mind being old-fashion, either! As a matter of fact, I still prefer to open the car door for my girlfriend when getting in and out of the car... I've noticed that some men still open the car door for their lady passenger when getting into a car, but I don't see it happening much when getting out of the car

Aug 14, 2018 08:05 AM #9
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Nina Hollander
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Jon Kolsky hi Jon... good manners never go out of style... and I'm all about being an independent woman, but I don't get insulted when men "take care" of me with good manners.

Aug 14, 2018 08:08 AM #10
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Jon Kolsky
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Nina Hollander ~ I appreciate your candor and like you, I believe in women independence all the way "but" I still believe we can be true gentlemen and open doors (the old-fashion way) for our loved ones

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I couldn't agree with you more.  I hate how it has become acceptable to tune out when you are out with someone.  Drives me nuts when it happens with my lunch buddies.  I hate being de-prioritized for phone things.

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