Thursday, April 28, 2011

Addiction 1 - Cell Phones

Cell phones, one of the new many addictions. Especially with the rise of smart phones (*cough* crackberry addicts *cough*), people are paying more attention to their phones than to each other. How many times have you hung out with a person and all they did was text? How many times have you been guilty of paying attention to your phone than to the person you're hanging out with? When you're glued to your phone, you're giving off the impression that "hey my phone is more important than you."

My best friend's mom has a rule that cell phones must be put away at the dinner table. Honestly, I don't blame her and I actually love this rule. It allows for genuine conversations and interactions. It shows that you care and are enjoying your time with each other. Most importantly, it shows that nothing else is more important than you (not even my cell phone).

I know that sometimes I'm guilty of paying attention to my phone than talking to the person next to me. Sometimes, I'm trying to get out of the horrible conversation you're attempting to have with me. But recently I have been trying to put my phone away. I know that if I'm hanging out with someone, my phone isn't glued to me. It's because my phone isn't the most important thing to me right now, you are!

I miss those days when people would call each other and have a conversation rather than texting. At least a phone call shows that you want to hear their voice. It also shows that your conversation is more important than just a text.

I just want everyone to remember that cell phones aren't the most important thing in your life. Usually the most important thing in your life is your family, boyfriend/girlfriend, or yourself. Don't forget that.

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