I Couldn’t Help But Wonder…
In a world where it is easier than ever to connect to each other (as a society), do we take it too far? Is the excessive use of handheld mobile computers responsible for unleashing unintended consequences triggering us to disconnect?
Sadly, here’s what I am talking about. The next time you happen to travel to a busy restaurant, stop and take a glimpse around and take a look at how many people are otherwise disconnected from those they are with by way of being connected to their mobile device!
Hey, don’t get me wrong – to each is own! I’m just saying (from my perched mountaintop) our society has forgotten about what was once considered bad-mannered mobile phone behavior. And sadly, being disconnected in the presence of others is now socially accepted.
I get it – we have to stay connected, especially as it relates to emergencies, business, and other pressing matters. But come on! Can’t checking the status of some social media post wait without fear? Is there some reason that the incoming tweet can’t go summarily snubbed without thought or compunction?
Call me old fashion – but there is a time a place for everything (I think) – I miss seeing common courtesy and etiquette “and” I’d sure like to see “it” make a comeback.
Guess Who Loves You More -Raheem DeVaughn