Words of Wisdom

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own. --Latin Proverb

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Unplugged : Has the Smartphone Ruined Our Lives???

Hey again,

I was sitting on the porch smoking a cigarette a little while ago when my phone went off... It was my turn on Words with Friends.  I keep a few games going and I hadn't played since last night.  So as I finished clearing out my games I happened to look over in the ashtray.  Much to my amazement, there were 3 cigarette butts sitting there instead of the 1 that I came outside to smoke.  I checked the clock, I had been sitting here for an hour playing this stupid game.  Has this ever happened to you guys before?

How much time do we spend each day checking Facebook, playing words games, tweeting, and just killing time in general on these damned smartphones?  How about every week?  Why do we waste so much time when we aren't guaranteed tomorrow?  Do our iPhones and Evos and Galaxy S whatever's really enhance our life that much?  Do we move on to our next task a better, more enlightened person because we just saw that Susie posted a picture of her cat sleeping, and then spent the next five minutes reading all the comments below it?

Maybe we should all take a step back and figure out just what the hell we are doing.  We always say that there aren't enough hours in the day, but maybe there are... maybe we just aren't using them right.

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