I have an issue with smartphones

This is a worrying trend.

An Activist Abroad

This is the second in a series of posts in which I express my latest gripe. The debut complaint was about my disdain for selfies. As the title of this post suggests, yet again, modern technology and people’s misuse of smartphones play a central role in my lament. I will keep it short, won’t provide an array of scenic photographs but will hopefully feel a sense of relief after the cathartic exercise of sharing my thoughts with the willing.

Now, I am aware that the smartphone is an essential piece of kit for many people, especially those working fervently, on the move. It eases people’s lives through assisting in swift communication, the sharing of files, documents and all those sensible things that the employed regularly do. However, there are many of you, and I say you, as I don’t own a smartphone, that seem to have completely forgotten the art…

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3 thoughts on “I have an issue with smartphones”

  1. I totally agree with you there Amanda and it’s not like most people ever listens when you talk to them. I think cellphones just made it more apparent. 😀


    1. I think we were lucky to know life before cell phones. Listening is a skill that does need to be worked on. Also manners. I would feel rude if I lived on my phone when socializing with people. I think it has become acceptable to do this, and I don’t think it is respectful of the other person’s time.


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