Can't get rid of smartphones. Is that an addiction

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  1. pigeontongue

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    Using smartphones has been a worldwide problem already especially for students because most of them are affected. It becomes habitual to them and has a negative impact on their mindset. I heard that it becomes a disorder called "nomophobia". A fear of no smartphone or rather mobile phone. But, do you have any idea of how to control the habitual use? Is that considered an addiction?
     
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    Well, do you think destroying the phone will be the best way?:confused: It seems not.
     
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    Yes, it is considered an addiction. It's similar to gambling and shopping addiction. Self-therapy can help address this like by using an app to put a limit on the usage. Consider also some relaxation activities. There are available therapies both online and offline.
     
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    Agreed with it because I've read an article about that type of addiction. I guess, a person affected by such type of behavioral issues must be engaged in some other relaxing activities.
     
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    Here in Japan I've seen theories proposed that mobile phone addiction might be a major cause behind declining nativity rates.
     
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    I am getting frustrated by mobile phones as well to be honest, people have become more of zombies nowadays, especially while travelling.
     
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    More and more I see a traditional family, mom, dad and two kids, in a restaurant with all four staring down at their screens. No one talking to anyone else. No wonder family structure is going through social change.

    Since a year ago I implemented a new rule. On a date if the guy, just once, picks up his phone and looks at the screen I issue a warning. Do that again and I walk away immediately. If he begins to tap on it, no warning.

    Have yet to complete a full date. No good night kisses the last twelve months.
     
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  9. JoeS

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    "If you're tapping that, you ain't tapping this!" :D

    But yeah, it's getting completely out of hand. Waiting for the train has never been a less social experience, everybody is just staring into the rectangle.
     
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    Wish it could be expressed as snappy as that in Japanese.

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