Modern Social Life
During the break of my math class, I look around the whole classroom and find out more than 80% of people are using their smart phones. Looking down at my hands, I am also playing Candy Crush on my iphone. Have you ever experienced this situation? People sit together without taking but playing smart phones? Indeed, smart phone addiction has undermined our well-rounded social life, hindered the face-to-face communication between people and filled in more apathy to the world
As a 20 years old girl, I was one of the young people who are addicted to smart phone. Facebook, gaming, texting are my important components of my life. Beginning in the morning, once I wake up from sleep, I look for my phone immediately and start checking facebook to see the updated posts. Believe or not, the most ridiculous is I have to go on Facebook every hour; otherwise, I feel I lost communication to the world.
A while ago, I realized I was so dependent on my phone; therefore, I had a commitment to myself: I can’t use my phone more than three hours a day. To reduce temptation, I deleted my favorite games and Facebook application on my phone; in addition, I turned my phone on vibrate mode, so that I wouldn’t be disturbed. On the first day of regulation, I almost break my word. Stop doing something you used to do is harder than imagined. To divert attention from my phone, I chatted with my family, which I haven’t done for a long time. Besides that, I start going to gym. Just by joining a gym, I met a lot of new friends on the treadmill. Now, I think I get back to a healthy social life.
Smart phone addition is a phenomenon which is getting worse nowadays. It kills our ability to communicate in real life. Remember once I walk past a café and there’s a board outside the café. On the board, it writes “We don’t have Wi-Fi, talk to someone near you.” It’s true that we should get down our phones and get back to the old social life.