Good morning everybody. I’d like to propose my first challenge to you all. In the past few days, two people I know have said, “I need my (cell) phone. Joey, I don’t know how you can not take yours to bed with you.”
Why should I? If I’m gonna be making mad, sweet love to something, it won’t be a plastic rectangle with a glass screen.
Seriously, though, I don’t need my phone much. Yeah, if my house phone dies, I might need to make a call, but, you know, 15-20 years ago, when there were no cell phones, we all did just fine. Technology is a good thing, but let’s not get carried away.
I know people who literally have to check their phone every two minutes: over dinner, through a movie, at work, sitting on the toilet, during “rush hour” traffic… Really? Why are they so addictive? It’s a new generation of mindless slave/zombies.
So, basically, I’m challenging you to start simple. Pick a time after reading this, put your cell phone down, and do Not pick it up, look at it, Anything for 15 minutes. Tell me how you feel.