People are sitting next to me but there is a breeze of silence. We are all next to each other inches apart, but we are all looking down. What's the point of hanging out when really all you're doing is snapchatting a different friend, texting about the new gossip, posting a photo on Instagram. Is that what hanging out now refers to? I remember when we were younger we would play outside all day long, now we're outside but instead of playing were clicking, scrolling, and tapping. The sad thing is it's not just them, it's me to. Why can't we just talk, talk to each other, enjoy the company, because right when they leave you want them back, and right when you're together again you are all doing the same thing, SNAP CLICK TAP is the only thing that breaks the silence. I wish I could put my phone down, but if I did that, I would be sitting in a room with the company of others listening to them snap click and tap.
I hate to love my cellphone. I love to be able to talk to my friends whenever I desire. Fast communication is a blessing and a curse. It's nice to recieves messages that are a reminder that the people you care about are alive and okay. That part of smartphones is great. Social media is pretty nice too. If you ignore the negativity it is a great way to have a deeper insight into your friends lives and the world around you. Sometimes though this technology can seem more like a curse than a blessing. It's those moments when you're at home under a warm banket by the fire reading and your phone rings. You can ignore it once, maybe twice, but by the sixteenth time it begins to be harder. You switch it to silent. Then you hear it vibrate against the table. It is your mother asking if you need eggs. Maybe if you had thrown it out the window when you had the chance you could've finished your book. You didn't though. You checked. Something about phones - people look at them.
I sometimes wish it would just disappear, this tiny tool that was created to call people but now it’s where all the rumors and lies are told and started. The mean stuff that people feel they can say just because they can't see the damage they are doing to a person at their school or even a person they don't know, this tool what makes bullying so easy nowadays. Kids don't know what they’re saying can sometimes push a child or adult off the edge making them want to hurt themselves.Parents can see what's going on because their child is hiding everything that happens on their smartphone, and teachers can't either because this isn’t happening in person, it's happening on this little thing called a smartphone. I ask myself what it would be like if we didn't have smartphones, maybe there would be less bullying, and maybe there would be less adolescent suicide cases and/or attempts, maybe it will be the start of a better future for our children, grandchildren and so on.
"Ughhhh, this is outrageous," Bob yelled. "Huh?" John wondered. He raced down stairs and heard Bob yelling, "This thing is a piece of sh--" "I'll stop you right there." "What, my phone died, when I was 99% through a level which took me 5 hours to do, so I'll be right back." "Where you going?" "I going to the lake to throw it in."
In 10 short minutes, he was at the lake. He was in form of the throw when his phone started talking to him. "Don't throw me away. I'll die. And what about your family, you promised to text. What about your hours looking at Facebook?"
He hesitated, but dropped it in the lake. But the phone came back up, saying, "You'll never escape me..."