We are living in a world of high-tech gadgets, pardon me high-tech savvy toys. Smart phones, iPads, iPods and what ever else is out there to take our attention away from being alert to the people around us.
If we are too engrossed in our cell phones, iPads or iPods in the presents of others it may send a message: I'm too busy to converse with you.
Can the excessive or improper use of technology be harmful? The answer is a resounding YES. Besides distraction there is addiction which can lead to an insatiable need to use these gadgets. And in children among other things there is deception, lack of normal communication skills, losing the ability to interpret the facial expression, cyber-bullying, sexting and for all users a huge monthly bill.
Habits that are not wrong in themselves can sometimes put up formidable barriers. We can use these high-tech gadgets almost anywhere and at any time but it does not mean we should. The saying "There is a time and place for everything" still applies. Let's use these high-tech gadgets wisely.