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People who are always on their phones...how do you do it?
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I don't know about you, but I absolutely hate what has happened to the world. Mainly people always on their phones and who do everything online and who never want to come out and party because they're addicted to Netflix. Yes Game of Thrones is awesome, I agree. You've seen it now...let's do something fun! THEN when you eventually get them out to do stuff they just sit there staring at their phones and show you videos of cats attacking Christmas trees.

I've always been an outdoorsy person and I love getting out and going on adventures. I don't want to walk next to a friend who stares at their phone all the time who seem to thrive off the dramas of Facebook. I'm quite partial to a browse through Instagram and such, but when I'm out with a friend or having dinner with family, I put it down because I think it's rude.

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^I agree. And it's just super awkward when I'm with my friends and they are just on their phones....Then it just becomes super boring. It becomes an endless cycle
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electronic zombies..they are everywhere these days

the world of surrogates movie might be in the near future in a world where people prefer to lock themselves in their own homes..

Surrogates (2009) - IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0986263/

"Surrogates" - Official Trailer [HQ]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGwQ74cH5O0



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I'm on my phone but I know when to put it away when the time calls for it.
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I hate that too like you got friggin company put your phone down and I really hate that my friends whenever they get together it's not hey or how you're doing, it's wassup then it's right back to social media or texting. Soon enough, social skills will be a thing of the distant past because you can say hi to me through texting but whenever you see me in person you can't even get the words out.
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Yeah, this is the reason I don't have a smart phone. Everyone thinks I'm insane, but I spend enough time already on my computer for work and free time that I really, REALLY don't think I'm going to miss something if I'm offline for a few hours every once in a while.

It's kind of sad when I go out to eat with friends or my girlfriend and watch all the families or couples around us eat entire meals in silence while staring at their phones. I just don't really get the point.
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I'd like to argue that this kind of thing isn't entirely new. Before I got my smartphone in late middle school, I was always reading, to the point where I generally ignored my surroundings. Of course phones have made this kind of thing more common, but for me, nothing has changed. How I act is exactly the same as I did in elementary school, but with a phone in lieu of a book. The only thing that's changed is that I have a wider array of reading material readily available, so I'm more aware of what goes on in the world, and my reading has expanded past exclusively fiction. I've always preferred holing myself in my room and reading alone in the tube slide during recess. For some reason though, people take me buried in a book as a positive thing and "how students should be", while an image of me looking at my phone (and doing the same thing as I would with a book!) has me automatically dismissed as another "damn millenial".

I agree that it's rude to be on your phone in front of other people, and having a phone gives us less incentive to try to carry on a conversation, but I don't think that this kind of thing is something new that's "happened to this world". Some people are just more inclined towards introversion and being indoorsy, and I think that's okay.
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On train on the way school or work all the people.. old age, young age.. they are all busy in their phone.
And some is on the tablet.
Wow the world is crazy now

I'm not really into my phone now. I set up in my setting if someone calling me or sending message
My phone automatically talking saying "bailyn17 is calling!" And I pick up my phone
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I'm not one to criticize, because I'd be a hypocrite. I think I spend too much time on internet and such, but I've never bothered to alter my behavior. I mean, if people on their phones is such a bother then don't interact with said people. To me, the solution seems very simple; but, at the same time I can understand feeling frustrated by seeing people on their phones constantly. Ultimately, how you deal with such people is left up to personal discretion. Moreover, I can't say I approve of people who try to alter someone's behavior merely because they find it annoying. That's really quite a sophomoric way of doing things. That's just my opinion anyway.
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Ununoctium wrote:

I'm not one to criticize, because I'd be a hypocrite. I think I spend too much time on internet and such, but I've never bothered to alter my behavior. I mean, if people on their phones is such a bother then don't interact with said people. To me, the solution seems very simple; but, at the same time I can understand feeling frustrated by seeing people on their phones constantly. Ultimately, how you deal with such people is left up to personal discretion. Moreover, I can't say I approve of people who try to alter someone's behavior merely because they find it annoying. That's really quite a sophomoric way of doing things. That's just my opinion anyway.


Yeah but when said people are your best friends and you actually love them and have known them for a long time, you can't just get rid of them and not interact with them. I didn't say anything about "altering behaviour" I too was giving an opinion and am just trying to understand why some people always have their face in their phones or on a screen of some sort and others don't and prefer to have a good old fashioned chin wag.

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This is why I love national parks, limited coverage and bandwidth. Phones only go up to take pictures.
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SO THEY CAN PLAY THEM WU-TANG BANGERS TO THE WORLD
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I spend more time doing other activities then spending time on my phone.. most of the time it's
on the charger I will not even pick up my phone in my car if a call comes in I will wait till I pull over
and park. My life does not revolve around phone. LoL.

> the gross thing to me is someone in the bathroom stall yuck, talking away on their cell phone so nasty and unsanitary.
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I'm only on my phone when i need to pass time. I don't really start conversations either. I do like to take pictures of stuff. Even then, I'm not always on my phone. I also like to draw and paint and read and stuff. 99 percent of the time I'm on my phone I'm just on the internet. I always carry a book and still prefer to read than to talk
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