reply to post by whyamIhere
Hey OP, I'm a teenager with a smart phone. Doesn't make me a zombie.
Then again, I am conscience of what it does to people, especially people my age. I make it a vital goal of mine NEVER to be those kids in the photo.
They piss me off. And honestly, I wish people had more real contact with one another, rather than living through facebook.
I never wanted my smart phone, I was perfectly happy with my tracphone. But, my fiance's mother got me the phone for Christmas last year, so I've
been taking care of it. I use it for calls and texts, and I don't get either of them very often. I rarely use my phone's internet for anything. Most
days, I don't use my phone at all.
Then again, I get your point. The idea of growing up innocent is less and less possible anymore, what with being literally surrounded with these
devices. The thing is, you actually have to be aware of what those devices do to you, and how they rob your mind of true human thought. I have been on
Growing up, I had no phones, one gameboy that I rarely ever saw (I was grounded most of the time), and my cousin's playstation I got to play very
rarely. That's all. The rest of the time, I played outside. My mind was a wonderland of unheard of idea, I started writing and drawing my
Then at age 14, I went through a phase when I was ALWAYS on the internet, for about three months straight. Until I realized I wasn't spending any
time with my friends, and I gained some weight from the laziness. Then, I kicked my ass off that computer.
Point is, it's a very easy trance to fall into when you aren't thinking about it constantly. It's like a diet. You have to have the discipline not
to be tempted to eat things that are bad for you, until you've gone without it for so long, you no longer have the desire for it. I went a month or
so without being able to afford soda. Now, I can't drink it anymore, because now, I can't stand it, and can't believe I ever drank it in the past
(excluding the cokes made in Mexico, the ones without any fructose corn syrup, they are amazing, and much better for you).
I don't have the desire to sit on the internet all the time anymore either. I do it occasionally, but I couldn't live on the internet, I'd hate
myself. It would go against everything I believe in, which relates to what your post expresses. I don't want to be a drone.