Everyone owns at least a cell phone each today, from adults to children. Talk about smartphones – your BB, iPhone, HTCs, etc. I am sure you noticed how attached people are to their gadgets (now include iPad and the likes), it’s like an addiction! For the younger ones, they would have in their hands, PSP, Nintendo DS, Gameboy. Wherever they are, in the car, restaurants, meeting rooms, etc you’ll see everyone bowed not to say a prayer (mind you) but to read, text from their phones or even to play games. I’m sure you notice this everytime you are in a restaurant. I am “guilty as charged” here. My family is too. However, I do not like this kind of culture, if you ask me. I would prefer to have small talk amongst family members during mealtime. I feel that this is the only time we get to sit down together to share a meal, why not light conversation?
Emailing, texting one another is the culture of today that we talk lesser now. This affects our communication skills and amazingly, as read in the papers before, writing skill and spelling are affected to!
What about you? Does this happen to you and your family too? How do you tackle this issue?