All The Reasons Why Gen Z Hate Phone Calls

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A lot of people in the Gen Z demographic (born between 1995 and 2015) hate phone calls and would more than likely text 99% of the time. It’s not as if we just woke up and decided to hate phone calls. Actually, there are lots of perfectly fine reasons to hate phone calls, an essay:

There’s Zero Privacy With Phone Calls

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When you get a phone call, all your privacy disappears. Even if they’re just hearing one side of the conversation, the people around you are going to be able to pick up on what you’re saying. With a text message, that can easily be avoided. You can text the most inappropriate things and what the other people are going to hear is tap tap tap.

They Are Much Longer Than They Need To Be

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Phone calls tend to be long because you exchange pleasantries at the beginning, which can take a while. To add to that, short phone calls are awkward, and so usually phone calls end up being much longer than they needed to be. Plus during all that time that you’re talking on the phone, you can’t focus on anything else.

The Anxiety Of It All

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Finally, phone calls make gen z anxious. They’re so instant … with a text message, you get time to compose your thoughts before you send a reply. With a phone call though, everything is happening in real-time and you can’t hit backspace to erase all the awkward things as they come out of your mouth.



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