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iPods & MP3 players the decline of conversation - My Razored Flesh
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iPods & MP3 players the decline of conversation
Ever notice all the people walking around with their ears plugged with music? Even whole groups of friends, walking along with their iPods and MP3 players.
Groups of friends, that while walking could have meaningful conversations about all kinds of things, expanding their horizons. Instead everyone walking along, not talking.

I admit, that from time to time, I too have my MP3 player thoroughly cranked and listening to my favorite tunes.

Friends you haven't seen in ages hollering your name because they saw you on the street, and you can't hear them, because you're immersed in your music.
Even soldiers are wearing their music into combat. Not knowing that someone is shooting at them until a bullet ricochet's off something that they notice.

No, not everyone is like that. There are the other end of the spectrum, the cell phone talkers. The ones that talk on the phone constantly, but at the same time, buried in conversation.

Perhaps, we should take one day, and just listen to the world around us. Just listen.
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coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: September 12th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Ever notice all the people walking around with their ears plugged with music? Even whole groups of friends, walking along with their iPods and MP3 players.
Groups of friends, that while walking could have meaningful conversations about all kinds of things, expanding their horizons. Instead everyone walking along, not talking.


This was directed at me, wasn't it? ;)
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: September 12th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
No, not specifically at you. :)
crimsonfleur From: crimsonfleur Date: September 12th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
huh? What?

did he just say making fuck?
coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: September 12th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice user pic there, hon.
crimsonfleur From: crimsonfleur Date: September 12th, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks :) i stole it :)

there's an ipod icon community on lj :)
aahadler From: aahadler Date: September 13th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I don't know, I always fell so 'shpeshal' when my little sister comes to visit all the time saying how excited she is to see me...then puts her I-Pod on and doesn't even talk to me! I guess she really meant what she said: "glad to SEE me".
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: September 14th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Lol. This is the kind of thing I'm talking about.
trisha77 From: trisha77 Date: September 16th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes I almost hit one in my car and I was on campus and going 20 mph but he couldn't hear me that close. Scary!
a_valan_che From: a_valan_che Date: September 28th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
The people I've met like that have to have some outside distraction going on all the time (music, phone, movies, friends) because they don't like what's in their head when it all stops (or there isn't anything, in some cases).
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