Have you ever wondered that how mobile is harming your social life? Well, If you start listing all possible harmful effects then it might take forever, as every year we are discovering new dimension of effects. For example, according to a research paper in clinical science, scientists found that extensive use of wifi enabled device like mobile phone can do irrecoverable damage to male productivity. Apart from some health issues, there are many other ways a mobile phone can be your enemy of stable social life. I have listed some of them in this post. Hope it would help you somehow.
There was a time when rich people tend to use their appearances, communication skills and car models to differentiate them from others. Now the inclusion of mobile phone in that list has only increased the distance between different classes. Let’s draw a situation for instance. You have just bought an IPhone 6 from a renowned shop (AWESOME!). Next to you another person is trying to buy an IPhone 5c and you saw that transaction. What will you think in that very moment? Will you sigh on him? I believe, most of the people (99%) will feel superior and proud in that moment, because the society and corporates taught us to feel like that. And that superiority feeling doesn’t stop there, it leads to division of our society on larger scale.
Mobile Phones have more apps. So people remain busy
Remaining busy is not a bad thing at all. It helps us to be productive and resilient to bad habits. But remaining busy with smartphone’s unnecessary apps and ignoring the social contract is not good at all. Spending time with friends, family and stranger can strengthen the social bond. But smartphone apps and games are somehow making the social distances larger. For example, if you hop on a bus in Korea or Japan you will see that 80% of the passengers are doing something with their smartphone apps. They will not show any interest to talk even you are willing to.
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Mobile phone helps to create new relationships. So old relations break
Mobile phone is very much responsible for destroying our old relationship. Although it sounds strange but the true fact cannot be denied. Mobile phone makes it so easy to create new relationship that one or two call is enough for someone to make a new girlfriend. However the married couples are facing the greatest miseries of all. In western and Asian countries you will find that the court of marriage is full of divorce requests, where most stories involves with cheating one another. This constant changes in our relationship status can create social instability which actually grows over time. As a result, many people try to avoid the social relationship and even remain unmarried over their life. They can somehow blame their lovely little smartphone for their situation instead of blaming God.
Mobile phone keeps people busy in job and business
Think about this situation - you are in first date of your life and suddenly your boss or business partner call you for important reason. Surely your girlfriend will not like that. However mobile phone makes business dealings easier but it also leaves a dark spot in our important relationships.
Mobile phone Discourages social gathering
Social gathering is becoming a rare occurrence in present societies. As the mobile communication has developed largely with extreme reliability, people tend to finish their social communications over phone. Moreover, smartphones with other inbuilt apps like Facebook and twitter has made the communication so easy that people can spend their whole day by sitting at home without caring about social gathering. As a result people become unsocial and less communicative which is not good for a society.
Source - Extremology