People and Mobile Phones

Posted by: Ms Ayain Ms Aya's Papers
6
Feb

Mood: Annoyed

Hay everyone!

An entry here just to relief myself of this matter regarding people and their mobile phones.

For LITE.FM listeners, you may have heard a message (from Zack, if not mistaken) about how people are so glued to their phones that they no longer pay attention to an actual person across them?

Even if you have not heard of this message, I am sure you are well aware about how most people are so obsessed with their phones, texting away and leaving for their partner or family staring obliviously at the floor.

We see this happening everywhere, young and old — in malls, cafes, restaurants, while lining up to buy things and even at home, you may be talking to your sibling about something cool to later find you were exuding to the wall for this entire time. So yes, mobile phones are stealing attention from our loved ones.

That said, clearly we find this manner to be bad and rude correct? And that people should look up and realize how much we have sank in to our little high-tech brick; lost in Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp.

Well I used to think it is wrong of us to be engrossed with our phones to the point of neglecting genuine communication with real people and I stood by the principle of keeping my phone out of reach when hanging out with others.

Until… One day I found a reason to justify playing with phones regardless of how the other feels. I think I found out why do people bury their heads into their phones.

It’s simple: Your friend SUCKS. Your partner SUCKS. Your mum SUCKS.

All they ever talk about is how they are treated unfairly, why the other table who came later got their food first, how annoyed they are about their friends and family, why is the weather so hot (or wet), how much the food stinks and the list of whines and complaints goes on — endlessly!

If you are one to enjoy negative conversation and bitching, then this is pleasing to your ears.

However for me and some of you, it’s a bloody pain to the ears especially since this kind of conversation — rephrase: one-sided conversation is unhealthy and tends to loop.

I know most of us are too coward to tell our noisy friend to stfu therefore what are we to do?

Either we set our minds offline and nod ourselves silly to their every word, counter them with positiveness (which is like an attempt to kill Nemesis with a butter knife ) or simply — have yourself occupied with your phone.

Because reading books isn’t enough to shield you from your lousy friend who doesn’t seem to know when to quit yakking and drink some water already.

All this having said — I so get it why do some people meddle with their phones and refuse to interact in person. It’s all because of the other’s self-absorb, ever self praising and loads of complaints are just major turn offs.

The thing is — those people don’t get it when you try and tell them about their attitude and how their negativity psychos you. Their skull is too thick and covered with layers of ‘me, me, me and me’ hence we just give up and sort entertainment and relaxation elsewhere i.e our phones.

Now as much as I have stated above, I do think for certain cases some people are seriously nuts with their phones that sometimes the opposites are not to be blamed. That is obviously, bad manners and rude.

But otherwise, do think why you’re more interested in your phone — or why your friend is more interested in hers.

Obviously, there is something going on but neither one of you can fess up.

[ . . . ]

Time to nap and relinquish the voices of nags and whines from my head now.

Perhaps next time I should be bold enough to wear a headphone and blast away some Tokio Hotel songs when facing people who is born a mouth entirely.

 

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