This is an honest question and one that leads me to believe I truly don’t have the same mentality of many of my fellow humans. I often see ads for an absurd amount of cell phone minutes, unlimited text messages, and long distance services fighting for people’s business. My highest long distance phone bill in my life has been less than $10 and usually a fraction of that. I used to love to point that out to long distance telemarketers when they called to tell me about the great savings I could have with them. Then there is text messaging. I have worked hard to understand it and I think I understand the appeal in a limited number of circumstances. However, throw constant e-mails on to of all that I start to get really confused.
I am not anti-social although I tend to be a “I’ll call you if I die” type of person. My job requires constant communication in many forms however but I can’t for the life of me understand how that would apply in my private life.
My question is what are people doing when they communicate so much? Keep it basic because I have no idea why people would need to make private calls for more than 3 hours total a month and I live almost 2000 miles away from my family. I lead a pretty exciting life but frankly there just isn’t that much new content to go around to go around. I have a feeling this will lead to some type of revelation about a deeply embedded flaw that I have but I have to ask because I can’t comprehend the whole thing.