It is easy to get too attached with your phone, as it gives you the whole world underneath your fingertips, but does it really? Here are some of the signs that you are spending too much time using your smartphone.
Our gadgets are not inherently demonic and, with due respect to Joni Mitchell, our children are not merely "cellphone zombies" who "babble through the shopping malls." The kids are alright, or will be, if we we soundly reject the equally misguided cries of "tech will save us" and "tech is evil."
Real books > tablets.
This is what the smartphone generation has come to.
If you have never been without your phone, give it a try for a couple of hours a day. Next time you meet some friends or family members for dinner, leave your phone at home. Break free from the ball and chain. Fully engage with your life and the life of those around you. Not with your phone's 'life.'
The smartphone keeps us on automatic pilot and it inhibits us from making healthy choices, thus we are responding to life on an automated and unconscious neurobiological basis. We socially isolate, are intolerant of boredom, and are always connected somewhere other than where we actually are at the moment.