My FOF friend, Harriet, was lamenting that twenty somethings today don’t know how to have real conversations. “Real,” as in on the phone. When she suggested to her son that he call a contact of hers to discuss employment opportunities he might have after he graduates from college next spring, he told her, “I’ve emailed and didn’t get a response.”
“You’ve got to call and talk to him,” she responded. “People like him are extremely busy and he probably never saw your email.
“I know what I’m doing,” her son answered.
Computers are the primary–if not exclusive–modes of communication for young adults, many of whom have no idea how to confront any kind of situation head on. They hide behind their computers.