A study by the University of Winnipeg correlates texting with an emphasis on wealth, image; and lack of care for moral, spiritual goals.
This comes as some pretty grave news for our youth. But, “whatever…”
Young adults and teenagers who exchange more than 300 texts a day could be at a risk of being shallow and vacuous individuals with crippled reflective thought.
Paul Trapnell, PhD, Associate Professor of psychology at the University says, “Heavy texters do seem to be a little more materialistic and less concerned about inward growth," adding that regular texting is ''weakly correlated with traits, goals, and attitudes that indicate low interest and engagement in reflective thought."
Here are some examples of the High Prose Dialogue That Adolescents Exchange: