Emojis: Are We Ruining The Essence of Being Human?

Do you think that emojis are taking the place of written words? Read 14 year old Bookworm’s take on the topic. IKR?

BookWorm

Roughly two million years before, humans lived in caves, spoken language was being developed and communication was largely through symbols and pictures.

Roughly two million years later, humans live in apartments, spoken language is developed, but they still communicate largely through symbols and pictures!

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Poor Joke?

Sometimes I wonder if I am destroying what our ancestors developed over so many years when I send an occasional smiley face to my friends. Language. The essence of being human. The only line of demarcation between us and other animals is our knowledge. Language holds quite an important position at it.

I am quite sure great authors such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Agatha Christie will be really disgusted, and upset about this whole yellow-colored-expressive-heads business. Today’s generation lacks the skill of weaving their emotions through words. We just get a thumbs-up emoji instead of real appreciation, laughing emojis instead of humor.

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20 thoughts on “Emojis: Are We Ruining The Essence of Being Human?”

  1. πŸ’œ Cave Paintings, Hieroglyphics et al EveryBody; it’s somewhat Arrogant and Aloof of Us to Assume We ARE The First To Use an Image instead of “Words” to Communicate with EveryOne, EveryOne

    …πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™…

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  2. Emojis came from the smiley face 😊 . That was created in 10 mins for 50$, by an ad agency. Their client was an insurance company whose employees were saddened when heard the company had been sold. The administrators ordered everyone to smile, and ordered the future emoji. It soon passes into the public domain because of its simple universality. I love emojis and I think any way you communicate is a valid way of communicating, even smoke signals. Lovely post Pat!πŸŒžπŸŒΉπŸ·πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‹πŸ»

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  3. At least it’s a form of communication that makes sense. I hate it when youngsters keep saying ‘like’ because they can’t think of another word to put in its place. Do you know what I mean like? πŸ™‚

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  4. He’s a smart kid. And as long as we have folks like him, we’re “safe” (from all communication dying.)

    I think the abbreviations are worse than the emojis, which I happen to love. Facial expressions are universal. Language, particularly slang, changes constantly. I skimmed the comments of the original post and someone asked the author what IKR meant. “I know, right?” – Ah… I say that all the time but never clued into the abbreviation.

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