, while cathartic at the time for the keyboard warrior, is hardly a healthy outlet for our feelings. We say things we don’t mean, digits flying at the speed of light before the logical parts of our brain can stop us, going for jugulars before the other person can, just to fan the flames. And, more often than not, that’s when we end up with fallouts
and nothing learned instead of working through our problems the way we could when in person. Because when we’re in person, faced with body language
, facial expressions and other cues, it’s easier to understand where a person is coming from and gauge what we’re doing. The consequences of our actions are palpable, and the pressure to settle things is greater — unlike on our phones where it’s only too tempting to skip a reply and archive chats.