Could We Disconnect For Just A Moment?

August 26, 2014 3:12 PM

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Could We Disconnect For Just A Moment?

While millennials are, without question, the connected generation, there are obvious issues that have stemmed from our constantly connected state. The Pew Research Center states that Millennials (those who came of age in the new millennium -- currently age 20-36) are the "always on generation". They're absolutely right. We text and Snapchat and Kik our friends. We Instagram what we eat and post where we are on Facebook -- and that's all before lunch. I'm so deep in it myself, that my cell phone sits right next to my pillow in bed. I begin to get tinges of anxiety when my iPhone hits the dreaded 20 percent battery level. That little red icon on the upper right of my screen is my sworn enemy - which is why it's rare you'll find me without an extra charger. I have this irrational fear that I'll be stranded in the middle of a dessert, penniless and without shoes with a dead iPhone. The closest desert is thousands of miles away.

I've been noticing a trend more and more within my circle of friends and within our generation as a whole: We can't seem to get by without some sort of interaction with our phone. I was out to dinner with a friend, who leaves his phone on the table, face up, constantly checking it while we're eating...

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