Essay on Addiction Is All Around Us

1241 Words Oct 26th, 2015 5 Pages
Looking down at our smart phones is not just causing us to bump into each other, it is causing us to become zombies. No we are not actually turning into a dead corpse, but we are losing social interaction which is basically the same thing. It’s ironic how these touch screen phones can actually make us lose touch. Addiction is defined as the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. We live a very addictive lifestyle. Addiction is all around us: you can have the hard working father who is addicted to work to provide the best for his family and then you can have the teenage girl who is addicted to Instagram, and who allows the amount of likes she gets to determine her worth. Stop denying it: Whether your addiction is from a substance, a thing or an activity it is still an addiction.
We argue that communication is communication and that we shouldn’t care how it is done. It is said that the average person spends 4 years of their life looking down at their phone. That is a lot of time, the real question is: “Is texting wrecking our language?” Technology can be such a blessing until it becomes a curse or a crutch. John Humphry in “2b or Not 2b” believes it plays a big role in the decline of our grammatical skills and language abilities. According to him people who text are “vandals and better known as lazy or just illiterate” (Crystal, 746). He always wondered if new technology would have consequences on our language. Now that we have…

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