“Text, please!”

Does our cultural hatred of phone calls make us unhappier people?

Adrian Eaton
3 min readFeb 7, 2024

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My taxi driver from the airport spotted his coworker driving a car right next to us at an intersection in the heart of Rome.

He called up the friend, having a laugh-filled chat for 3 or 4 minutes (complete with trademark Italian hand-gestures that would make a passenger wonder how he can hold a phone…

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