Times they're a changin'! Being tech-savvy is more important than knowing the president of your country, it seems. Hence, not owning a smartphone is actually embarrassing for most of us. Of course, smartphones have made lives easier, communication simpler and distances shorter, but as we know, a lot of sugar kills the taste of the tea. Here are 10 reasons why you would want to give your smartphone a break.
1. Kills Relationships
Of course it does! Sitting with your girlfriend and being busy on Twitter or Facebook is definitely not the sign of a healthy relationship. It is high time you put down the box and look into their eyes and know what she wants through direct communication rather than gauging their mood through their Facebook statuses.
Only if it made sense, one would lose weight by downloading various health and fitness applications. Imagine the amount of stress your eyes, brains and fingers go through every time you are trying to play games, watch movies or surf the internet. Instead, connect with Nature. Go for a walk, jog or swim and you'll see losing weight will be a cakewalk.
3. Problematic Mobile Phone Use
That's the term used by doctors for people with a Mobile Phone Addiction, who think that they hear their phones ringing or feel them vibrating even when they're not. Do you see yourself being one of them?
4. Relying On Technology
It is good to make use of technology, but excessive use is harmful too. It makes your brain comparatively irresponsible and careless because, you know, phone-o-pedia will never fail you.
5. Your Children Are Already A Pro At It
You grew up with reading 'Archies' and 'Tinkle', riding around on a bicycle and chasing your friends for kites; why deprive your little one of that joy? Reports today say the reason behind an unhealthy and a weak child is because they have learnt to be couch potatoes and have a higher score on candy crush than you. Let your child learn the meaning of "balance" by riding a bike and not by balancing the running character in Temple Run!
6. Walk And Talk = Bad Policy
Seriously, that promotion may have been for a healthy living, but not when you are crossing roads, driving your car, buying grocery, or paying your bills. You have to be socially responsible and understand that you have no right to endanger anybody's life because of you. Plus, don't forget-everyone hates standing in the queue.
7. Almost Lost Your Phone Syndrome
Most of you must have had that mini heart attack when you thought you have lost your phone and frantically looked inside all your pockets and bags, and just about everywhere. That does sound a little scary. Relax, it is just a phone, not a thousand dollar bill.
8. Selfie Time, All The Time
You are at a concert or at your favorite restaurant or at the India Gate, and your immediate reaction is: "Selfie toh banta hai, yaar"! And then comes the biggest concern of choosing the right kind of filter to post it on all the social media sites so that the world knows what, how and where about you. And, instead of actually living the moment, one chooses to create memories which won't even be memorable if it was just you pouting with the girls.
9. Tweet Your Life Away
You click selfies and you have to tag your friends and tell the world where exactly you are and with whom and for how long. Your #OneFortyCharacter story will make you famous, or so you think! Guess that's the main criteria of climbing the Himalayas-to tell the world you were there. Smartphones have led to absolutely no personal life and no personal moments. Everything is for the world to see.
10. Interrupted Sex
Hello, if you did not find time to look into her eyes, or help her choose the right kind of clothes for the weekend, then she will definitely punish you. And that will be right when it is getting a little steamy and she wears the best lingerie and smells perfect, and then her phone buzzes and she goes over to the other room to gossip with her BFF about some bitchy woman in her office, leaving you all dried up. Do you even want to visualize it? We hope not!
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