I can exchange my life for a cell phone !

My life =Cell phone
“The moment I bought a phone,I cheered ‘Now the whole world is in my hands’, didn’t realize, my life was getting out of my hands” Hema Sri

My life = My cell phone

I am serious. My cell phone is

  • My love
  • My friend,guide
  • My Guru
  • My mood elevator
  • My well wisher
  • My romantic partner
  • My philosopher
  • Having  better commonsense than my family members
  • I am most comfortable with it when my family not around
  • My most memorable moments are when I spend time with my mobile
  • I hate those occasions when my better half disturbs me,when I am busy with my cell phone,and of course it is followed by mini fighting.
  • And most important of all, it’s my life.

Surprised ?

Welcome to the smart phone era !

These days, such thoughts are indispensable.

We become restless,the moment we realize that our phone is missing.Why it is so ?

Mobile addiction has reached such a level that people are willing to destroy their lives for the sake of that item,yes that single item… the cell phone or smart phone, whatever name you call it.

Weird it may sound, people witnessed fighting over this item in some super crazy families.

Sexual relationships at its lowest with Cell phone becoming the ‘obstacle’ to the relationships,especially the intimate ones.

I am not putting everyone under this bracket,but believe me when I say majority especially the young population are addicted.

it’s said 59% of parents admitted that their kids are addicted to mobile ( source online.king.edu )

I am not talking about advantages of having a smart phone since we all know it especially how much ‘time’ is saved and how the ‘lives’ are saved in emergency situations etc. etc.

All that I am stressing is the infatuation with smart phones.

Have we become more selfish ?

Yes.

We have become extremely selfish.

We don’t need any more drugs,weeds or alcohol to be labelled as an addict.

Couples don’t need each other any more ! Cuddling has stopped.

School children,college goers and officer workers,politicians…all are seen busy with never ending chats ,gossips. and exchange of photos.

Fixation with your phones destroying not just your personal life but social life.

Relationships have become isolated.

Our souls are filled with gadgets.

We are busy checking the status,likes,follows.

We have become selfie obsessed. Some claim that this mobile addiction comes under ‘Good Addiction’ category,and better than other forms of addiction.

Even financially you are drained. How ?

Because you spend money on these overpriced gadgets for show off on your Instagram/Facebook/twitter etc.

High end mobile phones are worth only to flaunt ( Don’t say I am jealous ! ) and 80% of the features you never use !

Can you believe if I say you are interacting with your mobile phone more than 80 times a day ?

The present day mantra is I,me & my Phone

Because of this tendency,new terminology has cropped up like,Phubbing,Phone Snubbing, ,Nomophobia FOMO Cell-mates

These days, Knowledge base is not stored in our brains but in Google. It’s strange that we can’t answer simple questions and shamelessly look for Uncle Google’s help ,courtesy our smart phones.

I am not going into the details of consequences of mobile addiction, which all of you are aware ,neither I am into statistics of smart phone addiction.

Can you live without smart phone ?

Yes.It’s possible.

To refresh your memory-Humanity survived two decades ago without smart phones.

What is the solution ?

Some of my thoughts

Turn off the social media notifications.

Best is to delete Facebook,Instagram ,Twitter or similar social media apps from your mobile. Why ?

  • Social media model is based on advertisements to hook and make you an addict.
  • Social media can change the person ie. you in a wrong way.

Don’t search Google for each & everything.Instead try to sharpen your brain.

Majority of health related issues are cropping up because we all look for Dr.Google’s help,ignoring our family physicians’advice.

Remember,your phone is not a must when you are spending time with your family or friends/love of your life or your colleagues.

For Heaven’s sake switch it off,but don’t forget to switch it on later.( you need it for Emergency situations )

Thank you.
Please share your views.I appreciate.
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10 thoughts on “I can exchange my life for a cell phone !

  1. Everything that’s written is so apt. Believe me, when I was on my mini vacation, I didn’t have internet connection, no range, no wifi and it was peaceful though it did make me restless but I could manage. But since I’ve come back, it’s back to square one. Sometimes I turn off the wifi to stop looking at the notifications! I’m not surprised if de-addiction centres would open soon in the future.

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  2. True facts, dear blogger.
    And at times I come to notice that if we are paying more attention the reality and the world that surround us, the other people are more attracted to the phone and the world within.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Yes I have to agree with everything you’ve written here. We need balance and I think unfortunately we’ve all become a bit obsessed. That’s why I love camping so much. It disconnects me from the distractions and allows me to focus on what really matters, getting back to basics. Great post.,

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