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"Get off your phone! What are you doing on your phone?! It's not important!"

Raise of hands if you have heard your parents tell you this? I know I have! Every time I come home to visit my parents, they have to practically pry my phone from my hands just to get me to pay attention to whatever they are saying or doing. That had me thinking about all us young people and even kids today who are addicted to using their phones. We are the zombie apocalypse!

How? Well, I will tell you. All day, there are brief moments when we are not on our phones, and when I say brief, I mean 30 seconds, tops. The time we do spend on our phones, on all these apps, we can barely speak. We grunt and give one word answers.

The sad part is that nowadays, we don't even bother to have a real conversation with someone that we would rather text them instead, even when being in the same house! My family always does that! They get a better response from us kids by texting us than talking to us, that they won't even bother. That is so sad! Our whole lives are within a screen!

I am 20 years old and I find it so funny to see how people have to come up with ridiculous games and ideas just to get people to start having a real conversation without being on their phones. I mean, come on—"phonestacking"—really, people? How desperate are we? Apparently, phonestacking desperate.

How did we stoop so low? I had no idea that my phone (this little block of metal material) was an organ to help keep my body functioning properly. That is the way we treat our phones, where if we don't have them or use them in a certain amount of time, we will die.

I miss the memories of just hanging out with friends, going to the beach with my family, just enjoying time with each other, but now we have to Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Tweet, and use all those other apps to show off what we are doing—making it all about our phones once again.

I am not saying I am not guilty of doing these things because I am. I love myself some Instagram posting, but people, we are not going to die with our phones by our sides. Don't you want to live your life with others rather than watch it through your phone? I know I do.

So, spend some time with your family, friends, or just yourself. Do something with your life a little more productive than just sitting in front of your screen. You'll thank me later.

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