Emojis Are A Fake Emotion

Emojis Are A Fake Emotion

By fiifi DZANSI


These little graphic icons on our devices have gained much popularity over the years.

Smart devices made them famous.

We use them in our day-to-day conversations.

But do they help us express our individual emotions?

While they may be cute and save us from using a whole bunch of words trying to convey our feelings, they lack the dynamism embedded in our faces.

They all look the same. The way I smile is not quite the way you do it. My immense set of teeth show more than yours.

In a face-to-face conversation, it’s entirely impossible to fake a smile.

But emojis help us to forge it.

Someone sends you a laughing emoji with tears in response to your jokes.

Yet, in truth, her teeth are clenched.

Sometimes, emojis only communicate what we wish we felt.