Definitely dont wish that. I love my cell phone, I love the convenience of it. I love how it saves me time and makes me feel safer. Like if I had a flat tire or a broken down car, I have a cell phone to call for help. Cell phones are very convenient.
Yes, there were times that I wished this thing hadn't been invented. Those moments when I just want to enjoy nature during a vacation and take off the work-related stress, but I still need to answer calls (from work) in between.
It's hard to give an alibi, whether you left it at home or it was lowbatt and wasn't charged, that you couldn't take that call...either way sounds very irresponsible.
However, generally I like this invention.
No, I don't think so. Any situation I'm in where I wish I didn't have a cellphone (camping, vacations, etc.) I just turn it off and put it away. We're not ruled by the inventions themselves, we allow them to rule us. If we ever say we "wish" something hadn't been invented, we are just letting it take over our lives unnecessarily. If there is a situation where you don't want a phone, tell everyone you won't be using it that time and put it away. The convenience of it's invention is too great for me to ever wish something wasn't invented, especially cell phones.
It's relatively easy to make the choice not to use your own phone. It's much more of a problem when your interaction with other people is constantly being disrupted by their ringing phones.
Far too many people do let their phones rule their lives.
Every invention has probably been linked to some problems. Examples: millions have died in airplanes, cars, trains, electrical accidents, swimming pools, and more. The cell phone has been linked to marriage failures, public disturbances, drug deals, and more. Actually, these inventions did nothing wrong. Used properly, cell phones and some other inventions can actually be used to save lives. Many eye witnesses have used a cell phone to call the police, ambulance, or fire station in cases of emergency. People driving long distances, especially females, find peace in having a cell phone at their disposal if they need it.
A friend of mine does not give out his cell phone number. When asked why, he says, "Are you sure you want to know. You won't like the answer." They press, and he answers, "My cell phone is for my convenience, not yours."
I follow his approach. I feel no pressure to answer my cell phone, or to have it on. I answer calls if and when I want to, and I do like the caller ID.
Your point about how others who are talking to us allow the interruption is a good one. When I am in important conversations, I let people know that I want them not to allow interruptions.
As with most inventions, they are terrible masters and wonderful servants.
I mostly only use mine for emergencies. It's also useful for text notifications like the one I received a couple of days ago to tell me my new glasses were ready for collection. But I hate it when I'm home and people don't try the landline first.
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