Cell phone technology has rendered us blank.
For all the convenience and efficiency that our smartphones promise, they are quickly stripping away all the nuances that make us human.
Look around you when you go to the store. How many people do you hear talking on the phone? Years ago, you had to wait to get that phone call…on your answering machine. Now, people can track you down anytime. Anywhere. And many people pick up that call because they just can’t live without having that phone in their hand.
In a restaurant or at a family gathering, how many people are actually without their phones and are engaged in face to face conversations?
In the car, it’s easy to spot someone on their phone. They’re either holding it directly to their ear or they are looking at their crotch.
Children are given cell phones by their parents to keep them entertained in restaurants or in line at an activity. What has happened to actually teaching your child to wait? Sadly, people jokingly post photos all the time of their children and family members sitting in a room, each with a phone in their hands, and not uttering one word to each other.
Fill all that blank space with real human connections.
It’s the only way to make us smarter.