Are Cell Phones Destroying Relationships?

The High Price of Technology

You’re sitting at a restaurant talking to your significant other when suddenly their phone goes off and they’re caught up in texting or Facebooking for the next several minutes while they tell you to wait. It’s AGGRAVATING. But more than that—according to studies, this type of behavior can actually destroy relationships.

Cnet reports:

Cell phones are more interesting than people.

They’re smarter. They’re much quicker on the uptake. And, unlike people, they’re far more interactive.

This is because, most of the time, people have their noses pointed toward their cell phones.

Some very sharp minds at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business have researched young people’s obsession with their cell phones and declared that the sane development of our youth is being threatened by these gadgets.

Baylor’s Dr. James Roberts was quoted by the Daily Mail as offering these dark thoughts: “Mobile phones are a part of our consumer culture. They are not just a consumer tool, but are used as a status symbol. They’re also eroding our personal relationships.”

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There is some relief in these remarks.

I had always thought that it was people who are eroding their personal relationships. But, no. This is, apparently, a disease as bad as constant and compulsive credit card spending.

What do you think—are phones destroying relationships? How do you feel about phones and how they’re changing interactions?

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One thought on “Are Cell Phones Destroying Relationships?

  1. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500


    Cell phones don’t damage relationships….people damage relationships.
    Just as guns don’t kill people….people kill people.
    Just as cars don’t kill people….drunk drivers kill people .

    Technology is a good thing , if used the right way , with moderation ,and not abused.

    I think this raises the question of accountability for our actions.


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