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originally posted by: Nickn3
a reply to: Shuye
Turn the damn phones off once and a while. When I go to my cabin, phones don't work there. Its amazing how restful a couple of days off grid feels.
originally posted by: nightbringr
You only have to look in the mirror.
Maybe it's because I'm in my mid 40s that i don't have the compulsive need to constantly check my phone i constantly notice in others, i don't know. I consider it sooooooooo rude to be asked out for dinner, or other social gatherings only to have my company spend ridiculous amounts of time texting or checking Facebook.
At the end of the day though, no one controls you, or your actions other than yourself. Put the phone down, the world won't stop because of it.
I fear that we're heading in a very bad direction, I would actually be surprised if people will say that their relationships have gotten closer. And that is just the beginning, and to be honest I say it very rarely but i'm scared. Scared for humanity and for what's to come.
We haven't seen nothing yet, we are just talking about the minor symptoms of a largely deadly dis-ease that is going to hit us. And we cannot stop it, we cannot just not use our laptops and technology because we try to benefit from it mindfully. Sorry to hear about those kids at grade school. It's unbelievably sad and it just shows how fast this world is currently shifting.
How many of you felt more alone this year?