When rushing out of the house trying to grab everything we need for the day, we somehow forget that little cellphone. We start searching in the car and noticed that we are not connected to the blue-tooth to make a call, or to listen to music. How many of us would turn around and be extremely late to retrieve that little device that controls our lives?
Realistically, if you think about it, at some point we need to log-off! Our devices can be a meaningful piece of equipment, while still being a distraction and obsession. When we fine ourselves reaching for our devices in the middle of the night, or first thing in the morning, it's time to log-off. I make it a point to place my phone face down at night to avoid being disturbed. Even though I would like to put it on mute to avoid being awaken by the notification dings, I realize that I need to be reachable in case of an emergency.
When two people are dining to connect to each other, and the phone is the center of their individual attention; it's time to log-off. When the kids are trying to communicate with us and vice versa, and no one is able to connect verbally because both parent and child are engaged on their phones; it's time to log-off. I noticed that the younger generation would rather send a text than have a decent conversation. In that case, yes, it's time to really log-off and start talking.
Each person and scenario may be different and everyone has to determine when that indispensable device is getting in the way of this thing called life. We also have to check ourselves periodically and ask, is it time for me to log-off?
What are your thoughts?
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