Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cell Phone Dementia - test yourself

Cell Phone Dementia, a new and debilitating mental illness. 

These kids are NOT "looking at the mobile tour app," I am quite sure of that. Unless their teacher demanded that they do so.
They're on Snapchat or Tumbler or Facebook or texting the person sitting next to them. Neck surgeons love this behavior. I predict that in the next 20 years or so, most of these kids will be getting neck surgery from all that hunching over.

Test yourself for Cell Phone Dementia:

* uncontrollable and increasing addiction to cell phone use
* using cell phones in inappropriate situations (constantly talking or texting when driving, walking, dining, on the bus, visiting with others, getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, etc.)
* fiddling with your cell phone whenever you have downtime (even when you're not on the phone or you only have a very few minutes to kill)
* compulsively finding someone to call as soon as you leave the office or land in a plane
* feeling uncomfortably "untethered" and fidgety when not on cell phone
* being oblivious to environment while on cell phone
* taking "cell phone breaks" (like the old "cigarette breaks") at work or play
* sleeping with cell phone under pillow or next to bed
* hallucinating a "phantom cell phone ring" when it's not actually ringing
* experiencing unbearable anxiety when unable to be connected 24 hours a day
* phobia about missing text messages and not responding to them immediately, no matter how unimportant they may be
* obsessing over trivial Facebook updates.

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1 comment:

Mathewbelden said...

In Few years, I'm sure most of these kids will be getting neck surgery.