Cell phones have revolutionized the way we live our lives. We can now connect with numerous people, all around the world in seconds. We have technically increased our ability to communicate, but we have pushed aside the value of personal interaction. If you are at a gathering where you don't know people, rather than having a conversation with someone new and learning about new people right in front of you, you will resort to texting or scrolling through social media in order to avoid a social situation. Has something that was supposed to bring everyone closer, pushed us further apart?
While people are busy on their phones and communicating with people on the other side of the world, they are missing out on what is right in front of them. Last time I was at a restaurant, I walked by more than a few tables that were occupied by people, families and friends, that were looking down at their phones and not talking to the person across the table from them. The only time I would see some of them put their phone down would be once the food came. If you are going to take the time to go out to dinner, why wouldn't you enjoy the presence of your friends and family? Obviously there are exceptions to anything, but I have noticed that people are more comfortable with reading about someone else's life on social media than engaging in their own. People are too concerned with what is happening on their screen rather than putting it down and enjoying life.