Text messaging is really cool and all, but I find some people really overdo it. For a quick hello or emergency type message I guess it's fine, but I often find certain folks using it to have entire conversations! It gets annoying after a while just trying to keep up, so I often will just dial them to try and speak to them, instead of going through the whole entire bull! Ain't it easier kids to just call the person up?! I mean, really! This is all due to the new technology we all enjoy nowadays, as is the case with the Internet, which opened up normally shy people (like myself) to start a relationship with someone without all the uncomfortable motions of having to deal with a person live and in the flesh, but I think certain people still take it too far, and having social interaction with someone is still the best way to go. You can't say you know someone purely on having conversations over instant messenger, chat rooms, or text messaging, unless you really spend quality time with someone face-to-face. I guess I'm guilty of it too mind you, for it is at times much easier to talk to someone via a text message than to make a phone call, but the phone call is way better and much more personal in the end. I know I know, some of us have a hard time talking to someone on the phone and get past the, "How are you?" ;)
Speaking of social interaction, one of my co-workers and someone close to my heart have said that I often make room for people in my life that I really should not be associating with. Sure, it's fine they say to speak to everyone and be friendly, but that I need to learn to set boundaries with certain people who can perhaps have a negative impact in my life. For example, there's this really attitude-ridden girl at work whom everyone pretty much hates here, but for some reason she has come to like me and regularly visits my cubicle. My co-worker says it reflects poorly on me for even having her hang around me, but what am I to do? We do laugh and talk about stuff I guess, and even though she is not highly intellectual, I guess I don't see anything wrong with semi-befriending her at this point. I'm like Jesus here! I welcome all who value me and appreciate my advice or good sense of humor! LOL! And then there's the dudes/friends I know who have drug issues and stuff, who are genuinely good people, but have addiction problems and crap. Yeah, I've been told to sever ties with those people too, but my thing is, if I were to become so damn selective and picky, I wouldn't have friends or anyone to talk to period! But anyway, yeah, I've been told I make a bad selection when it comes to certain people in my life, so there! Not that they're affecting me really, but that's the opinion of some I suppose. My opinion being, if you're generally nice and seek my company, why shall I reject thee, unless you're a serious psychopath, serial killer, or just a plain asshole with me.
The Pope is in America. Big freakin' deal right?