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Where’s My Device?
Posted by Trevor Roberts on May 10, 2014 - 3:17:07 AM

UNITED STATES—I had an epiphany this weekend; a moment where denial had finally suck into my tiny little brain. I’m obsessed with my cell phone. This was not always the case, for years I went without a cell phone. Yep, people thought I was crazy for not giving into public demand. I recently updated my cell phone from a flip phone to a touch screen.


While I may love technology, I actually despise it, why? Well technology will never stop to advance and that advancement will cause people to continue to seek out and want the latest. I had to check my phone 20-30 times in an hour and I had no idea why that was? Could it have been I was bored? Nope. Expecting an important call? Not that I can remember. Work related? Nope, I finished all so that I could enjoy the weekend. So what’s with the obsession?

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Many of us have become obsessed with our mobile device.

 

I honestly don’t know, but the obsession nearly drove me bonkers so I did something that I’ve NEVER done: I turned off my cell phone. Yep, for about four hours no calls, no text, no nothing and guess what, it was absolute heaven! It was like for a distinct time frame my mind was able to focus on something of extreme focus without the distraction. Small mobile devices are distractions.

 

Not just from social interaction, but life in general. We become so obsessed with our gadgets we fail to realize that bigger things are in play here. What am I referring to? We’ve become distant as people. I saw something recently on reality TV, where people where having a reunion show.

 

Seems these things are so popular nowadays and for reasons that should not even matter. Not to digress, but during a brief 2-3 minute commercial every single cast member was on their phone, perhaps utilizing social media. Not a single person stopped to hold a conversation with other cast mates. It blew my mind. This is what we’ve come to be: an emotionless, robotic nation where nothing but our trendy little device matters.

 

Ask yourself what happens when you can’t find your phone? You panic right. Ask you self why that is. Is it something of extreme urgency on your phone that you don’t want anyone else getting their hands onto? For 98 percent of America, that’s not the case.



 

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