Texting, most people do it. Have you seen people scream at their phone because of a text message they received that they did not like. How about the phone checker, every few moments they have to look at their phone just incase a text came within the last ten seconds. People get depressed if they do not get the text they are expecting. Checking the phone for text messages has became worse that when people checked their personal email at work. People are consumed with all this narcissistic activity.
How about those dates you notice them, one is consumed with their phone and the other feels lonely or uncomfortable. The excuses are only annoying and it makes the innocent party feel that maybe some of the texting is about them. Do you think they will see you again after such rudeness. Put the phone away after you turn it off. Isn’t it nice to have the opportunity to interact with someone without the phone there to bother. Be careful, the other party may get up and leave you the bill to pay for and without a ride. Personally, I would get up and go to another table.
Can a person leave their phone in their locker at work? Are jobs put in jeopardy if people are so involved with their phones they can no longer pay attention at work.
A watchman security guard is busy with his phone and has no idea whom is coming or going. A young woman walks along to her vehicle unaware of whose aware of her. She is in her car still fooling with her phone and does not notice the car that turned around to follow her. People are no longer free to think, or their mind is so consumed with all these things, they cannot figure out life’s problems.
People get depressed if they do not hear from the great many likes.
My concern is when young ones social life is so dependent on this texting that they have relationships with people they barely know based on just texting. I said to my son, “How old is she? What does she do for work? What does she like to do?” ‘ I do not know, I have not asked her yet.’ Their communication has become a habit. A feel good thing based on nothing from no one. A dependence is formed as the texts fly back and forth, they look forward to them. They do not know anything about each other, but they sound like they are planning a future together. This is happening all the time, and people are vulnerable. Many quickly feel love. I compare “Texting Love” to fools gold. Something to think about.
The hold is stronger than most realize, you can reason with a person, and they may even tell you they will no longer do it, but days later you find they never stopped, it is like a drug and it makes them lie. It is awful.
A couple weeks ago a young woman received a phone call from my son, and she informed him she would not text and she does not want any phone calls. She feels those are not healthy means for building a concrete relationship. I am impressed. He took it like he was shot down, instead of an opportunity to know someone.
Do not be obsessed with our phones, be aware of your surroundings, it could protect you from a violent crime. Texting can be like a quiz show, you cannot see the other parties face and respond. Text less, interact more. Keep your emotions in tact, and they will never fail you.