- “Men have become the tools of their tools.” -Henry David Thoreau
Before I proceed and alienate everyone, I first want to clarify that I am not against technology and I don’t think smartphones are inherently bad. I’m not trying to pull a John Connor and convince you to rage against the machine and destroy your cell phone.
In fact, I think technology is a critical component of our culture’s development. Smartphones can be extremely helpful. Not only can they end many arguments with instant fact-checking, but they provide an endless supply of free information and the ability to connect with almost anyone in a first world country. This creates many opportunities that wouldn’t exist otherwise.
But like my mom always says, “everything is okay…in moderation.”
The problem arises when smartphones go from a tool to a behavior. Soon after this, addiction ensues. Next thing you know you’re so dependent on your cell phone that you’re looking for outlets in public places. Continue reading “The Problem with Smartphones”