In this wonderful new aged world that we live in we can do practically anything on our smart phones. We can pay our bills, make appointments, play games, take pictures, and connect to our social media outlets. But when is it enough? It seems everyone is more concerned with what is happening in the cyber world then with the real world. Has this become the new addiction?
There’s a commercial on the radio with a guy talking about how awesome his new smart phone is; even though it got him into trouble because he’d rather play with IT than his girlfriend (not so much those words but that’s the point they are trying to make). How does he solve his problem he buys her a dress using his awesome new phone and all is well ( because as you know we gals are easily placated when you buy us stuff). At the end of the commercial he says “What gets you into trouble will also get you out of trouble.” WTF? Or is it just me?
Am I wrong to think that you probably have an addiction if you believe it is more important to make comment on Facebook than to be present with the people in your company?
How can you tell if you are addicted?
- Do you go into panic mode the moment you realize you left your phone at home
2. Are checking it every 20 minutes (or less) even if you do not get a text or e-mail notification?
3. When out with friends, family, a date do you keep checking Facebook on your phone becoming oblivious of the person / people around you?
4. Do you spend more time having text conversations than you do interacting with people face to face?
5. Have you hurt a loved one’s feeling because you were so absorbed with the cyber world that you did not hear a word they said?
6. Can you sit through a TV show without checking your phone during commercials?
If you have answered YES to 2 or more of the above then face it, you have an addition.
Basically if you think that you are spending too much time in the cyber world its simple … YOU ARE!
Remember everything is ok in moderation, but when it starts interfering with your ability to live in the moment, it’s time to cut back. Beside don’t you think it would be more enjoyable to actually laugh out loud; rather than write LOL?