The growing population of mobile phone users in America seems to have alarmed the experts. The reason is that they are becoming addicted to their gadget. It’s not an exaggeration to say that they can’t live without their cell phones, and it will not be surprising if the government deals with it soon, especially when reports about cell phones causing cancer are taken into account. In fact, there are claims that second-hand mobile use may bring about the same damage.
Of course, cell phones play an important role in our daily existence, but they sometimes become annoying when used in public places where people need to be quiet, and this is where the problem starts. When people lose control of themselves, using mobile phones even if it’s not needed, digital devices take over. To put it differently, it’s a matter of habit and social behavior.
“Connecting people” may be true at one point especially if one is in solitude and has no other means to socialize. But if you think about it, using cell phones as a customary habit only leaves people more isolated. We cannot deny that these modern gizmos enable us to talk or see families and friends from afar, but then let’s face it there is no genuine warmth. Perhaps the only thing that gets stronger here is the human dependence on mobile phones among other things.
As the cell phone people continue using their gadgets in public places, they are unconsciously ignoring their brothers and sisters who run into them each day. The sad thing about it is that usual cell phone conversations has little or no sense at all. Only a few people can find meaning in, “Let’s keep talking on the phone. It’s cool.”
This is not an essay to preach anyone’s gospel but it’s important to create a healthy culture for the next generation since unnecessary cell phone use is being learned on a very large scale, and it is alarming. The most feasible approach to deal with it is to prohibit the use of wireless telephone in public places or private properties built for commercial use. Therefore, these places or properties especially those in hospitality industry have the power to impose unnecessary cell phone use.
To determine whether cell phone use in public places is justifiable or not is not that easy. Cell phone use in public places in emergency situations should be taken into account, which is perfectly fine. What makes the critics angry is the fact that these wireless telecommunication devices are sometimes negatively abused. The possibility to use a cell phone in public places during an emergency is low. At one point, the casual use of cell phone deserves some credit, because cell phone manufacturers and dealers are obviously profit oriented. They don’t care whether the culture is falling apart as long as revenues are coming.
In the end, however, blame is not exclusive to manufacturers and it is impossible to limit phone calls to emergency cases. Because the state of emergency or productivity is relative. What is productive to us may not be productive to others and vice versa.