May 15, 2019

Stop looking at your phone!

Adam/Pathetic MillennialRebel Correspondent

Wherever I go, I always see people glued to their phones, it's like I'm watching the "great dumbing down of Western civilization" in real time.

It actually really pisses me off. People are so addicted to that next Instagram model's post, or what their favourite celeb is tweeting; that they've completely rid themselves of the basic instinct to be aware of your surroundings.

When you're walking in a crowd of 100 plus people, and you're the only one not staring your phone, you literally feel like you're in a cow herd.

Git off yer dang phone!!!

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commented 2019-05-17 18:11:12 -0400
Completely true!
Used to be people actually talked to each other, but communication is going the way of the dinosaurs. Not to mention common sense, manners and the ability to spell anything anymore.
Millennials are dumber that dogs**t thanks to cellphones, they’re also making the roads a lot more dangerous as well.
Used to be you had to worry about drunk drivers, now it’s morons with their phone stuck to their head.
Truly sad how far society is falling out of touch with each other
commented 2019-05-16 14:17:20 -0400
On a side note regarding not having a remote phone; When I go to town for supplies, if I need to call someone, because the phone company has reneged on their responsibility to provide workable payphones…there are none or they are broken, or are well hidden…and I’m forced to rely on the kindness of strangers, to borrow their remote device or some business’ landline.
The kindness of strangers is still pretty strong…at least in Williams Lake, BC.
commented 2019-05-16 14:02:09 -0400
I have no remote communications devices, there are no cell signals out here where I live, there are also no radio signals (even Emergency Broadcast), so even if I wanted to, I cannot listen to CBC.
I have only a landline, and unlike those trained monkeys with the ‘smart’ phones, et al, I only answer it if I feel like it!
Does anyone remember what it was like in the age of the hard-wired (unpluggable) black phone…like at supper time…it would just be left to ring while the family carried on with a dinner table conversation! (Just imagine how many people alive today have no idea of what I’m talking about – welcome to the modern age!)
I tried Googling a picture of a family sitting around a dinner table – all on their phones – I’ve seen pictures of this, but because I’ve been targeted by these big tech social network fascists as a conservative and a Christian…the photos were not forthcoming…
I’m no Luddite, but in spite of what ‘they’ constantly propagandize you with, TECHNOLOGY IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
commented 2019-05-16 13:51:19 -0400
All candidates for the Darwin Awards. Survival of the fittest and all that. If you are such a bozo that you would walk into traffic or off a cliff, well you had it coming. Its one way to cull the herd. I must admit that it is weird sitting in a waiting room and seeing everyone doing the same thing, heads down staring at their phones. Not much conversation going on in the public space anymore.
commented 2019-05-16 12:19:21 -0400
Couldn’t agree more. Unfortunately, those, who are in the most urgent need of seeing this video, will never watch it. You’re spot on, but at the same time, this was a waste of energy.
commented 2019-05-16 09:33:15 -0400
AGREED! I complete .. . . . . . . (sorry. had to check phone) . … . .
commented 2019-05-16 08:24:37 -0400
Hey! Back off! Parasitic technology needs it’s life support systems too!
commented 2019-05-15 22:31:05 -0400
Finally, someone with some intelligence, even if he is young and apathetic.
(So funny.)
Now, for your fashion choice…….
commented 2019-05-15 19:57:28 -0400
I can understand reading one’s phone while sitting on a train or bus with a long trip ahead. But walking with a phone on a street or waiting on a platform is dangerous. We should be more aware of our surroundings and look up from the phone on occasions. What really angers me is when people check their phones at restaurant tables when they’re in a group. Put it down and talk with us!
commented 2019-05-15 18:23:05 -0400
I wish I would have kept the article that I read in Flare magazine years ago, when cell phones first came out. It was titled “Cellular Phoney” and it was so true.
commented 2019-05-15 17:48:58 -0400
And that “me, me, me” attitude is also reflected in how many of these “phone addicts” think that anybody over 30 is appparently a “hologram”… I keep “running into them” every time I go shopping and they seem amazed that this “old geezer with a shopping basked” hologram doesn’t step out of their way….
commented 2019-05-15 17:21:21 -0400
Some of these zombies also get upset if you do not make way for them if you make noise while they are talking as if the world is their private place.
commented 2019-05-15 17:20:10 -0400
DAMN RIGHTS!!!! Join reality.
commented 2019-05-15 16:34:34 -0400
ditto, ditto, ditto………………….
commented 2019-05-15 16:23:24 -0400
People who are out in public and completely distracted by their phones are a potential hazard to themselves and everyone around them. So much for paying attention to their surroundings when they’re out!
commented 2019-05-15 15:59:22 -0400
Brain washed people in a ‘Brave New World’. How long before they forget the power of speaking, or even how to speak.