It’s not my first time talking about this, but I still can’t get over the fact it’s getting worse. We are so glued to our phones, tablets, and whatever other mobile device there is out there.
Even at the dining table with or without company, we have to somehow have our devices with us (truth: I am writing this post while having breakfast alone). I also have a hard time to just leave my phone in my bag while meeting friends for dinner. Sure, if the topic gets dry and boring, that’s sort of acceptable…or is it? Do we possess the inability to be bored these days? What we call “keeping in contact” has actually shut us off from the world.
I’ve seen this many, many times: persons plugged in to their devices, engrossed in their shows while walking in a crowded area during peak periods. I mean, really? C’mon. And don’t even get me started on those that play videos and music out loud on a bus. If you think you’re doing some form of community service, you’re not.
Hah, I feel like a naggy old woman now.
Getting back to the topic…what was it? Oh yes.
There are always pros and cons to almost everything. Fact is that mobile devices have made our lives easier (imagine being stuck in the middle of nowhere with no directions and only a charged phone with connection, or that would be totally redundant too) but it has also been a nuisance (ridding us from the simpler pleasures of life). Remember those times when you were able to just sit in a cafe, enjoy a cuppa coffee and a lovely piece of cake? That first time your tastebuds and fears melted as the flavours filled your mouth, like a firecracker? Or that time when you had a great time with your best bud and didn’t realize you had spent the entire day not looking at your phone? How about a romantic evening that didn’t involve both of you playing on your phones, just basking in love?
If you have had any such experiences recently, great job!
For those that haven’t, go figure.
Don’t let technology wire you up till you’re an emotionless being.
Love & Peace.