Almost everyone has a smartphone, but a study shows that only a quarter use it to make calls. Yes, we are in touch much more today through various social media —written and visual communication. But, often, within these communication platforms, we edit out our lives and thoughts posting only what we want people to think about us or our lives. We choose our words, careful that it is polite, correct, and will make us look friendly, charming, like good people.

A phone call with people dear to us helps us connect in a deep and meaningful way —for a couple of minutes, they have our full attention; and we give ourselves and them an unedited exchange of thoughts, ideas, affection.