It’s not just young folks and college students whose eyes are glued to their phones missing many opportunities to connect with others live and in person.
Picture a classroom where students assemble and before they turn their phones off and stow them for two hours, they are texting away.
Meanwhile it is not uncommon for them to never meet even five or ten of their fellow students in an entire semester.
At the end of class, they pull their phones out and resume where they left off – texting.
Yet, they say publicly how much they appreciate the mandatory silencing of their phones saying it really helps them to focus.
What to do?
Certainly, giving up a mobile device in this age is out of the question.
But taking control of their digital life would lead to – in the case of this example – the outcome they say they want, to meet more people.