It’s about time we stopped judging people for their constant smart phone use. Modern life requires it and even if we wanted to go back to the dumb phone or even no phone at all, there’s no turning back the clock.
My crazy, busy modern life wouldn’t even be possible without my smart phone and I am grateful to it.
As a working mother-of-three, I make no judgement when I see people glued to their phones and it’s time for people to stop judging me.
I’m not a bad mother because I use a smart phone.
When I’m at swimming lessons with my children and I’m using my phone, I’m probably not on Facebook, as strangers immediately assume. I’m usually responding to work emails or editing one of my articles.
I’m working and my smart phone allows me to work at the same time as take my children to swimming lessons.
If it weren’t for that smart phone my work hours wouldn’t be flexible – and I wouldn’t be able to be there at all. You can’t seriously tell me that would be better.
We didn’t wake up one day and think to ourselves how great it would be to have a gadget so enticing it will cause us to disconnect from ‘real life’. And let’s be honest, it’s not like bus passengers spent all of those endless hours each week talking to each other and staring out the window having creative thoughts before the advent of the smart phone.
Smart phones are awesome. I can grocery shop on the bus on the way home, order my children’s lunches while drying my hair, pay bills while cooking dinner and so many other things. And there are many like-minded smart-phone-lovers in the Mamamia office who pass no judgement on those they see using them.
They may be reading the classics in iBooks, who’s to say what they are doing isn’t worthy?
I think it depends on context. It drives me mad when you are out for dinner. But…nobody used to blink an eye 9 years ago when my husband and I would spend Sunday’s at a cafe reading the newspaper and not talking to each other.
Okay, I only found two people who agree with me. Everyone else things phone are nasty and addictive, but I still say when you are a working parent, they are lifesavers.