What is an addiction? It is an action that you just cannot stop doing. What starts as something you enjoy, turns to an obsession or addiction when you have to have that thing all the time. Now a day’s common addiction is our mobile phones.

Of course we can and we are! Who of us doesn’t have a mobile phone? And with all that it can do, it makes sense that we are addicted to it. Whatever we need is in that phone and how many times have we heard someone say, “my life is in that phone”. It is so many things to so many people. Saved text messages can serve as a journal; contacts made are all stored in the phone, email addresses, songs, photos and more. After all, what is the first thing we reach for when we have even one spare second? We check our phone. Even though there are alerts for almost anything on your phone, you still check it to see if a text, phone call or email slipped by.

We have become a nation addicted to technology and to our devices. Many people prefer to text than make a phone call. It is quicker, and you can talk to multiple people at the same time. Mobile phone is an excellent device to keep in touch with your loved ones so we all must use it wisely rather than adopting is as an addiction.

“We believe that within five years, 96 percent of the consumers will have access to the Internet, whether it be through a personal computer, a set-top box or a mobile phone” ~Richard Branson


By: Yousuf Rafi