It is possible to live without a cell phone.
I only say that as many people now act as if a cell phone popped out with them when they were born as an attachment to their hand.
The funniest are the guys with 2 cellphones - the work and the home - plus the land line in their office and home, etc.
I remember at my old work place I was able to get by without a work cell phone or a personal cell phone. (I was in management by the way.)
People were like, "man this phone, they call me in the middle of a wedding."
It gets me all the time when I hear these kind of remarks - its called "turn the darn thing off". I think the cell phone is an ego tool. The ego
lives mostly off of complaining and that is one thing I see with people with cell phones.
"Man, let me check the email...look at all this...man all these voice messages...man they call me at home, etc."
At home - work can not reach me.
I mean there is a means, its called email - and it may or may not be checked.
Sound impossible? Well many working around me thought so - but its state of mind and what you want. People only 'bug' you because you tether
yourself to them.
You want to chat with me than lets set up a time - or do it via v.o.i.p. (skype, etc.)
I mean, i already pay for an internet connection...why not use it to the max capability...you even can have a skype in number and ditch your landline.
Who needs to have someone call them on the go?
Honestly - "an emergency".
Makes me wonder how human beings got along before the cell phone...all of these "emergencies" we must tend to.
Perhaps we have lost some organization skills along with common sense.
Look, Im not bashing you for having a cell phone.
Its your choice. My point is the amazement that people feel like they must live with it.
But am I being fair? Probably not. I am as attached to the internet as people are with their t.v.s and cell phones it would seem.
As for it not being healthy for you - there is something to be said about your electrical brain being so close to a device like that. I have yet to
convert to any wireless means of anything. There is enough electricity as it is around. Time to get grounded in some good ol' mother nature before we
evolve into static balls of electricity.
Now looking at my mother-in-law, who uses her cell day and night I will say there might be something to the warnings you hear. No seriously...she is
getting some erratic type of behavior... perhaps it was already there and this is enhancing it. But then again she is not in a controlled research
environment where a link can be made...though it is interesting none-the-less.
You know, interestingly enough - people say, "Im not affected".
But if your brain is being scrambled (and forgive me for using that term), would you even know or notice a difference in your actions? If you did then
it wouldnt be "scrambled" would it?
Again - err on the side of caution.
I remember years ago, (in the short time that I had a cell phone), with my cell phone I would always get this weird 'fuzzy' 'numb' feeling after
using the phone. (The ear that had the phone against it.)
A co-workder, who was a director at my former work place, had the exact same feeling.
He came up one day to me and my boss and told us the experience kind of concerned.
Well, my boss joked about it and so he tried to laugh it off and he never mentioned it again. Talk about peer pressure and fitting in.
If it was bothering him, he would have done good like myself to ditch the phone.
Again, it probably does not affect all the same - obviously my boss had not experienced any numbness that he and I described.
Either way - it would be interesting to see how the electrical brain does cope (or tries to) in regards to wireless.
[edit on 26-6-2008 by dAlen]