Mobile phones are like marriages … you can’t do with them and most definitely cannot do without them!- Anon
They keep you connected, in sync with those you want to, but they are also a pain, because sometimes you need your space. You do not have your privacy any more: anyone can reach you easily whenever they want. Today’s mobiles have become fashion accessories as well as technological devices.
You hear of children being ridiculed in school by their friends for not having the latest tech/trendy mobile. Add to that the evils of downloading inappropriate content.
The mobile phone contributes to our shrinking attention span, a subject of serious concern today. The complaints are familiar and frequent: People on mobile phones talk too loud, they use them at inappropriate times, and they just don’t seem to care if they are bothering anyone. Mobile phones at theatres. Mobile phones in vehicles. Mobile phones at funerals. Mobile phones at weddings. Mobile phones in class. And of course, mobile phones in restaurants.
Traditionally quiet places such as film theatres, temples and live theatre venues are now compelled to remind patrons to turn off their mobile phones or other devices before a performance.
It is nearly a decade since mobile phones came to India. And still you find people getting excited seeing a mobile and act like kids when they get a new toy. People should be over it. People need to pay attention to commonsense etiquette rules to govern their behaviour with mobile phones and other electronic devices.
I definitely believe the cell phone in schools and colleges should be banned. If the student needs to contact his/her parents, there are a number of telephone booths he/she could make use of. Doctors have also reported that the use of cell phones could be a health hazard. People led normal lives and reached their children even when cell phones did not exist. Cell phones have just become a fashion statement for students who incur heavy bills paid by their parents.
“It’s like asking to live without salt: you can do without it, albeit unhappily, but with it flavour abounds.” This is what a friend told me.