She wants to know when they’re happy but not when they’re sad,
When they’re laughing out loud, but not when they’re mad.
He expresses his feelings, but when THEY do it’s not fine,
Unless they think alike. That’s OK… Both on the same side.
He says he feels lonely, but stays away from the real,
From eyes that look out the same window, but see a different world.
There are times when it’s not about what’s right or wrong,
We all walk different paths, dig different ditches, and have to scale different walls.
Will things change, will they realise they can put the lonely away,
Get off their cellphones, and have real conversations face to face?
Does too much of social media and texting, combined with a lack of real face-to-face interaction with friends make people less tolerant of differences?
Less able to bond with people who don’t have the same outlook as them? And less equipped with the skills needed to find and maintain friendships that are genuine?
Social media and interest driven content has changed the way many interact and access news, and there is, I think, a need to be concerned about the impact this has on attitudes and relationships.
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