My Name is Lior and I’m a Smartphone Addict

I admit it – I’m a smartphone addict. First thing in the morning, last before I fall asleep – I’m checking my phone. Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Tech News and other apps – they got me hooked.

I look around me, and I see other people like me. And not only my age – my mom is addicted as well, my young nephews LOVE their dad’s phone and iPad and will use every chance to play with it.

It’s not news we are addicted to our phones. You can see it in every cafe, in the streets, in the office, and, well – good thing toilet walls are blocking me from see you there with your iPhone in your hands.

This has got to stop.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we should stop using this amazing technological creature called “smartphone” – it makes us smarter, more productive and more social (well, in some ways); but it also makes us not relaxed, obsessed with checking notifications, less able to concentrate on important tasks we have as students or workers, and the worse – less interactive with people around us.

We must find a way to understand how to use the smartphones more wisely. How to enjoy its benefits without the disadvantages. How to regain the more relaxed life we used to have before the iPhone emerged to our lives in 2007… And this is the purpose of this blog. We will think together, develop new ways of behaviour. But before that, we will raise the awareness to the problem, by deeply understanding what exactly make us so addicted. Just like we learned to eat less and less junkfood because of its bad nutritions, we can learn which apps are better for us, and which are full of “fat” and “sugar”.

It’s not going to be easy, but it is essential for our generation, and even more for the young generation of kids that grow up with this smartphone obsession.

We need to establish Organic Connectivity.

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