In every way possible and as policy, we we prefer direct one-on-one communication by phone or in person rather than electronic, digitally-mediated conversation.
Human experience is imbued with so many layers of perceptual understanding that only in-person conversation can fully ripen that awareness. When communication is functionally reduced to the language of trade and profit, the unique beauty of the human experience is diminished to the extent of deprivation for many. The conversational nourishment of day-to-day life dwindles to isolation and ill health. Film, TV and the whole range of electronic joy boxes are no replacement for one’s own artful expression and humor in real-time with others. The deprivation is palpable.