I came across this article discussing what we do with our smartphone while at dinner and I was curious to see what do us as society has accepted to be “okay” when it involves smartphone usage. As I look back to my Childhood phone usage while at dinner was extremely offensive and rude, dinner time was for the family as a whole to come together and share their good and bad experiences throughout the day. Especially when gathering with friends, co-workers etc.
I have asked myself why do I personally gather with other people such as dinner and my reason simply was to enjoy each other’s company and catch up on our day to day life’s of friends, family or co-workers. I have realized that half the time we do the opposite, were all there physically but mentally we are into our technology devices. So what happened? Who made it okay? As technology increases and “betters” we isolate ourselves from personal face to face interaction leaving behind what for some at some point was important. I do it as well instead of taking a break from all technology devices since my work and school consists of that while I eat whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner I rather either watch television, be on my phone or my laptop. Technology alone has taken over us having no control of when to say enough and let go of our smartphones and other devices. This article made me question what she Elise Hu (the author) questioned herself… Where are the boundaries? Do we even have any?
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