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    Can you imangine a christmas without cellphones ?

    Wouldn't it be great if people left their treasured phones turned off during family gatherings ? Those things have replaced family. I recall a time when the family got together and actually conversed - kids could carry on a conversation, and everyone caught up with all the goings on of other family members. Now, within seconds of arriving, their nose is stuck in a phone for their entire visit, without any awareness of others in the room. Thank goodness my wife and I aren't addicted to the thing.

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    To be fair, years ago, everything wasn't posted on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter. You might have seen family roll up in a new ride, that's a conversation, you might ask family what they did all year, that's a conversation, you might ask about an old somebody you haven't seen in ages. Now days, all that stuff is posted instantly. I don't personally post that much on Facebook. I have it but rarely post anything on it. I find it entertaining. However, some of my friends you know the second they have a car accident, (yes, I mean the second. One had a car wreck and before the police showed up there was pictures on Facebook. I know this because I was listening to the scanner and then got a notification on my phone.) Anything that happens they have it on Facebook, full story, I mean the whole concept of "bringing people together" with the internet and social media has in a sense separated us from actual interaction. It's only going to get worse with younger and younger kids having access to it, it's a system that will cause human interaction to implode on itself and it's already showing in todays society. I leave my phone in the car half the time and it drives my wife crazy.
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    Yes i can!!
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    I can also.

    At EVERY family gathering, and even at other get togethers I and my family host, I and my family have a rule that ALL cell phones are to be turned to "silent" mode and placed in a container as you enter, and you will be given a specified time that you can go to your phone, otherwise you will be engaged in conversation with the others at the gathering. Comments on this have ranged from "great idea" to some that are not postable on this forum.

    And yes, I do get perturbed going to someone else's gathering, and seeing others staring at their cellphones instead of engaging with others at the gathering. Makes me want to smack them upside their head and say, "Gee, if you had your head out of your phone, you would have had the situational awareness to protect yourself from that smack upside the head".
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    Actually often I dream of a time when there were no cell phone, internet, and social media. Yes, I would miss out on a lot of information, but my grandkids would learn more about the world outside of electronic gaming and social/non-social/non-face2face communications via wireless devices.

    Society needs to be more hands on and electronics off. Of course this is just my observation and take.

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    I don't have to imagine, I just remember.

    I can remember sending my wife on car trips to visit friends and/or family and having to show her how to use the ham radio in case of emergency. I remember having trouble on the highway and having to flag someone down to get a ride in to town. I remember having to trudge through the snow/mud/whatever to make it home when something broke down in the field.

    I'll stick with the modern conveniences of being able to contact my loved ones anytime, anywhere, or being able to get help anytime, anywhere.

    Just remember, when you're sitting at the Christmas table and the conversation turns to a topic of distaste, I'll be scanning the new posts on TA.net while you're wishing you had your cell phone!
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    Thank God for cell phones. I didn't have to talk to my brother in law Saturday night. LOL

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    In the past I change my WiFi password, but that only helps a little. I also threatened to repaint.....

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    Last time I went to a family gettogether, the only people not on giggling over a cell during our dinner was my daughter and I. After thanking my nephew for the fine meal & dessert, daughter and I got up and left without being noticed. I'll never go to another reunion.

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    Yes please.

 

 
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