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TOPIC: Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone? 04 Oct 2013 02:38 #3668

  • Hwaran.K
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Is there anyone who has not a cell phone? This is a really stupid question isn't it? With using a little bit exaggeration, I believe that everyone has a cell phone, and they spend a huge time staring at their cell phones. Especially, we definitely rely on smart phones because of its advantages: texting, calling, searching on the internet, sending E-mail, game, listening to music, taking a picture, and watching video are main examples. Whenever I take a bus, most of people are staring at cell phones, or talking to someone. Also, if people lose their cell phones, they feel anxiety, nervous and cannot do anything in all day. Recently, I read an article concerning addiction of phone. The following is the four main characters of problematic cell phone behavior: (1) frequently thinking about calls or messages; (2) choosing to spend time on your phone rather than talk to friends or family or engage in others; (3) becoming angry when someone interrupts your phone time; and (4) recognizing you spend too much on your phone. Well... just try to ask yourself honestly. if you are involved in all four characters, you are already addicted for sure and your health might be at risk.
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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone? 07 Oct 2013 00:20 #3698

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I do not think I am addicted to my phone. Although, I am very dependent on it. Many people are always on their phones, whether their are making calls or not. With phones technology today, we hardly use our phones to make calls. I ,personally, don't believe I am addicted to my phone. I use it when I need to and that is about it, but I don't think i could go a day without it.
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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone? 27 Sep 2014 22:34 #5367

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I think that this is a very important topic for people today to consider. I think you brought up a very valid point, that with the existence of smart phones today, it is easy to find yourself using your phone for many different things, whether that be to make the traditional phone call, check the weather, or upload a picture. As a result it is that much easier to spend more time on your phone today, simply because you most likely use it for more. Therefore it is important to take this into consideration the next time you pick up your phone. Maybe try and turn it off for an hour every day to keep your focus on your homework or others. It is important to keep this in mind so as not to let our phones consume our lives so much that we miss out on our lives themselves.
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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone? 28 Sep 2014 02:52 #5369

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Hi,

Your post really put some thoughts in my head. It is true that many of us are addicted to our cell phones and it has completely changed the way we talk to one another. I work at an academy for young actors and these children are constantly on the phone. Although we make them leave their phones outside, they constantly come outside to check on it and some even sneak it in instead of being present and paying attention in class. I am not going to lie, this has also happened to me; Whenever I go to Colombia and cannot use my phone, I get antsy and I look forward to the time that I have wifi service. When I think about it, it really sucks because cell phones have taken up so much time that we could be using to enjoy and live in the moment. Although cell phones have numerous of advantages to them, they have also contributed to the fact that most of our conversations are through a text message. In the palm of our hand, we have access to so many things such as the news, latest gossip, videos, music and the list goes on. Sometimes I feel like we taken advantage of this privilege and take it for granted.

There are many ways you can reduce your cell phone usage such as:
- Try using your phone only when its necessary (check emails, make a phone call)
- Keep your apps limited
- Turn it off first for 30 min, then 1 hour and so on.

These things work for me but might not work for everyone. However, if we are able to reduce our cell phone usage, we will soon realize that we can enjoy many other things just as much as we enjoy our "cellies".
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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone? 28 Sep 2014 18:53 #5377

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Most people are just addicted to technology. People depend so much on their cellphones. Unlike before people would actually memorize other people's phone number. Now, if by any chance there was an emergency and your phone was out of battery most likely you wouldn't be able to call any of your friends or family because people don't know other people's number. We constantly check our phones every other minute to see if we have any notifications.
For example, every time I try to engage in a conversation with my brother it is like he was ignoring. And for a fact he is ignoring me because he is staring at his screen and not listening to me. And it makes me mad because I am trying to engage in a conversation with him face to face but it is better to communicate with him with a text message big I send him a text message then he will reply right away because he always has his phone on his hand.
Like you said, when someone brakes their phone screen or loses their phone they feel disconnected from the world. Nowadays, people are constantly connected to Twitter , Instagram , and facebook. And if they are not able to log in to any of these social medias then they feel incomplete like if something is missing. So maybe there should be a moderation on phone usage.
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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone? 06 Mar 2016 09:36 #9028

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Hello Hwaran,

I am not certain that addicted will be the right word I should use, but I am very strongly “attached” to my cell phone. Both of my jobs require from me to be at my phone at all times, and fast response is something I pride myself in, when it comes to calls, messages, etc. I have noticed that recently I prefer to operate as much as I can on my cell, instead of using tablet or computer. As far as social relationships, I always prefer personal contact, when that is possible, and I do not have the tendency to ignore it over technology.
From the total of 4 points you have provided, I observed that I cover the very first and the last one, which probably puts me in the position “half addicted” to the need of that device.
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