It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. A friend and I were talking about the group we were with. We looked down, and there were about 5 people in the group who were all texting, Facebooking, Tweeting, or emailing on their smartphones.
It's the norm these days for people to do that. If I get a text, I'll look..but everything else I've decided to turn off. I may peak at lunch or if I am waiting in line, but I'm done with checking often. Everything can wait.
If it is urgent, I'll get a call or text. Everything else will now wait. I find it to be more beneficial of my time. Now my friend said that people who dive into their phones are missing out on the moments of life. That they are anti-social as well.
Yeah maybe that's the case, but to tell you the truth...I don't care about that stuff. If someone wants to be anti-social, so what? If someone is putting a priority on checking their Faceook, so what? I really don't care. It's none of business and it really doesn't effect me.
Sometimes when I go for a walk I read, because I'm usually thinking...and something comes up that I want to research. The other day I was walking, and I was curious about famous black cars in the movies/tv. So I had to google out, because it was bothering me.
See in this case I wasn't just trying to pass the time, I was seeking information. Much more important than reading about a friend who has just checked into the pharmacy or have given their 24th status update of the day. Yes I know that's subjective, but my subjective is all I care about.
It's weird how people say that social media and smartphones bring people closer together, yet people also say that social media and smartphones make people further apart. How can you have both?