We now need to talk very less everywhere!!Attention span is the jargon used in the concept of listening. Talk to anyone in the 15 to 30 age group or even 10 to 15 age group, for more than six minutes at a stretch, and you can see a different body language. "Uncle, no more lectures please" is all that is sought to be conveyed. It is potentially very dangerous to understand what is going on. The young live in their own world and want to be untouched. Any conversation regarding anything general, like for example, how did one do his monthly online test, has to be limited to four minutes. No advice is ever welcomed, even within the close family as well. One gets labelled as "bore" almost immediately.
Why should this happen with so much regularity is something that 60 plus people do not easily understand. In a world where What's up and Facebook and Google are their worthy companions, human relationships are simply not required. Or so the young think. Let us accept this new reality and keep moving on. Unfortunately, even without their knowledge the wife or the husband and sometimes, even maternal uncles are following the same principle, even when they are not wedded to the cell phone.
So, God save us from the current reality where we learn to communicate far lesser than ever before.