Why I Have A Love/Hate Relationship With My Phone
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Why I Have A Love/Hate Relationship With My Phone

This device has the power to change our mood so easily.

Why I Have A Love/Hate Relationship With My Phone

I can’t seem to put it down, but I absolutely hate it. Cellphones are destructing our society daily and preventing us from making real social interactions. We are all aware of this, but no one really wants to change it. This is because the majority of us are addicted to our phones, even if we do not want to admit it. I love my phone because I can see what everyone is doing at any time. However, I hate it because it induces unnecessary jealousy and stimulates us to focus on what others are doing more than what we are doing.

I love my phone because it constantly keeps me entertained through every form of social media and new apps being developed. However, this has kept me from being entertained otherwise in real life. I find myself participating in way less activities than I did before I had a cellphone. It’s a deceiving device because it’s so time consuming and takes us away from the real interactions we should be having with the world.

I have a love/hate relationship with my phone because it can make me feel good at times and absolutely terrible at others. There are so many times that I find my mood altered just from picking up my phone and looking at something that I did not want to see. Whether it’s a Snapchat story that gives you FOMO (fear of missing out), a rude comment on Instagram or a misinterpreted text, this device has the ability to put a damper on my mood pretty easily. It’s unfortunate that cellphones have such control over our lives. There are times when I want to take my phone and throw it out the window. However, I could never do that because, at the same time, I’m so attached to it.

These days, everyone is always texting on their phone rather than calling. I love texting because I do it all the time, but I also hate it. I hate it because, from written words, no one can actually depict what a person is thinking. There can be so many things miscommunicated over a simple text, and it would be so much easier if we would just talk more on the phone and have a real conversation with someone. That way, we don’t have a time limit for when we have to respond and we can understand the other person’s genuine emotions through a conversation. I hate texting because it keeps us glued to our phones and wondering who is going to text us next and at what time. Conversations are important but much more comprehendible when they are had face to face.

Constantly using my phone has become a habit that I wish I did not have to own up to. I habitually refresh my Instagram feed, Snapchat and Facebook. In reality, what other people are doing is really not that interesting, but we always feel the need to know and be curious. I can admit that my phone has taken away from so many experiences for me. Whether I’m sitting and talking to friends or on a once in a lifetime vacation, my phone always seems to interfere with the experience. I cannot put it down, but it’s time myself and many others with the same problem should because we should not let a simple device have the power to damage the way our society interacts.

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