Contrary to public opinion, cellphones ruin relationships rather than foster closeness. They do NOT build stronger bonds or inspire truth in friendships.
Cellphones do more to destroy relationships than to help you simplify and improve your life.
People tend to obsess over staying in constant contact - immediately responding to texts and calls fearing that not doing so will cause the person sending the message to go elsewhere or connect with someone else who is more readily available.
Recently, some teenagers guest co-hosting the podcast, Brains On, a science show for kids and curious adults like me, participated in a week-long experiment. Along with some friends they put away their cellphones for a week.
Their report was quite fascinating. While one said she initially feared missing out on current happenings in her peer group, she soon realized how much she enjoyed reading books, playing her saxophone more and just plain being in the world doing usually activities.
If you fear turning off your own smartphone I encourage you to listen to that episode here. It just may change your life.
For many, the fear of income loss pushes people to rudely answer a call or text message even during meal time or in social settings.
The reality is that cellphone addiction destroys relationships - romantic, famiiial, and professional too.