I am prompted to write by this tweet from @gassho The Cell Refuseniks, an Ever-Shrinking Club – http://bit.ly/2s9c5w
In the article people were said to equate having a cell phone to a lack of privacy. Who gave everyone that idea? Just because we see people at the beck and call of their cell phones does NOT mean privacy isn’t possible. NEWS FLASH! Cell phones have an off button. They also have this cool feature that turns off the ring tone even if the phone is on! Gosh – who knew!
I got rid of my land line years ago. My cell phone gives me all the bells and whistles I had to pay extra for on my land line and it’s easier to turn off. I can keep it with me all the time for emergencies but don’t have it turned on much. My life sort of requires quiet. People can leave a message! Gosh – who knew.
Another reason people are cell resistant is they see so many people who can’t interact with the people they are physically with because their phone is taking center stage. It makes people angry to see so many people who are unwilling or unable to be where they are, doing what they are doing with who they are with. Hey, nothing new with that – now it is just easier to spot. If it makes you angry, while you are busy being angry with all those other people, you aren’t where you are, doing what you are doing with who you are with either.
So all together what I am saying is – tough love here – If you can’t handle the whole cell phone thing – you have issues that have nothing to do with cell phones. You may want to take a look at that. Or not.