How dependent am I on my smartphone?
I have always owned a smartphone since 2009 when I purchased an iPhone 3GS. I don’t even remember the phone that I used before that. Most probably, it was Nokia N73. It was a fun device. The physical keys for music playback and the camera were a nice touch. I used the Opera browser on the device, which was as good as it could get for that time. But once I was on a smartphone, I could never go back. That was until recently when I started considering moving back to a dumb phone, a feature phone again.
I want to free myself of the lure of the smartphone when I should be focused. I have managed to do that while at home – I keep the device out of my reach—often in the next room. However, I want to leave my smartphone at home when I go outside, which is easier said than done. Over the years, I have grown to be highly dependent on the smartness of this bloody device.
Whenever I go out...
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