I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.
This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.
Well, just last weekend I was at a cabin with some of my friends, and what they did a big chunk of the time was send each other snap chats. While sitting next to each other. We tried to play some drinking games, but they were too distracted with their phones. I was very glad I do not have a smart phone, as I prefer to actually talk to people when I do meet them, if you’re just going to hang on your phone then meeting is nothing but a waste of time.