“It’s the only thing that never lets us down.”
This is spoken out loud in my college class as heads around the room nod in agreement. “It” are the cell phones. “Us” represents the generations of children, teens, and young adults coming up now.
What is most alarmingly absent in this statement is another “us.” As in the grown-ups of this generation.
Need more be said?
Yes, as a matter of fact there is.
What could each one of us do, in our own way, to never, ever give the impression to another human being that a machine could be counted on more than us?