I have so much to say. So much I want to hear about. But we're all so caught up in "go go go". The checklist. It's all about the checklist. To Do. Our phones, tablets and social media. I would literally give my left arm for a group of people who would regularly forgo their technology for a campfire and some conversation.
Conversation. Webster's Dictionary defines that as "the informal exchange of ideas by spoken word".
Not, "let's have pizza", or "did you sleep?" Ideas. True thoughts. Today's kids have (with exceptions, always) no idea what it means to have an exchange of ideas. Or how to problem solve without Google and a tablet.
I'm not writing this to knock kids these days, or our generation. Rather to say, I miss conversation. It's so hard now to find someone who will look you deep in the eyes and CONVERSE.
As kids in the Army we had such ideas. And a lot of goofing off, too. But man. We could talk. Now... it's people attached to their phones.
I pray that I am able to demonstrate the type of conversation for my kids that I'm talking about. Maybe without the constant blue light of technology lighting up those tiny faces.