Smartphones: A Harsh Addiction & Powerful Tool

I spend more time on my smartphone with every day that passes. It is a struggle to resist this strong addiction. I have blocked a number of news websites at the router level to help reduce habitual checks. I have deleted apps and things that I visited too much. I closed my Facebook account.  Yet new addicting things keep coming up.

I watch a ton of educational videos on Youtube, but this probably goes past the point of benefiting me into negative addiction territory.

The smartphone is an incredibly powerful tool: instant information on any topic imaginable, directions, communication with friends and family, tons of tools like the calendar, clock, calculator, and much more.

Everywhere I go these days, most people are staring into their smartphones. I know I’m not alone in this addiction. I’m not sure what to do about it.

I do know that when my smartphone breaks for a few days, I am generally happier and freer as a person.

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Joel Gross

Joel Gross is the CEO of Coalition Technologies.

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