Humor: What society might think of you if you DO NOT use your smartphone

Humor: What society might think of you if you DO NOT use your smartphone
For anyone on the eastern seaboard of the United States, this may not come across as very funny, given the frigid weather and record breaking snow this winter. However, other parts of the country, like California have been well behind the curve in precipitation, and while that has created worrisome drought conditions, it is accompanied by some really nice weather much of the time.

So wherever you are, imaging a beautiful early spring day. The skies are blue, the trees are green, the birds are chirping, and the outdoors is just teaming with life.

As you take a break from whatever you are doing, and you notice the wonder of the outdoors, you decide to leave your smartphone in your pocket, a welcome change of pace so you can enjoy the wonder of nature. Anyone can appreciate such an idea right?

In today’s society, that may not be the case. In fact, you might actually stand out as some kind of weirdo. Don’t know you know you’re supposed to capture every moment with your camera to post on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook? Who just sits around and enjoys their surroundings anymore?

It’s funny, and telling that such a scene, as imagined by Nitrozac and Snaggy, could actually be considered odd.

Humor: What society might think of you if you DO NOT use your smartphone

source: The Joy of Tech

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24 Comments

1. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Yehp, Can Confirm.

17. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Can also confirm here. Worse in our country, people judge their friends by the phone they have. Use a feature phone in front of them and they're going to ask "are you broke?" Or just look at you from head to toe.

19. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Even worse, I dont even have a phone right now. Oh man, Tired hearing the same old horse manure.

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

lol thats not true

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Actually, it is.

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

maybe where you live

4. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

This wasn't the case before 2007. Steve and Andy, what HAVE you done?!

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yeah, because they created Facebook and all that s&it.

8. mixedfish

Posts: 1542; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

People weren't doing this with SMS before 2007? You just weren't looking.

5. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

In what place in this world where people insult people who aren't using smartphones?

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Lol sign of having stroke

10. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

Where I'm from using your phone in the park of all places would make you look like some kind of anti social weirdo :/ interesting how the world is so different in other places

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

From where I'm at, I'm the only one using my phone during public transpo, watches on my phone through wifi on my school,using it while walking on the campus. But doing so doesn't make me anti-social, it makes me different from the rest of the crowd

16. Rigbaby

Posts: 98; Member since: Nov 06, 2014

I agree

15. soldier820

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's funny because its true

18. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

funny, yet sad.

20. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Excellent

21. NichoIasOliver

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Ironic but true

22. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I actually found myself uncomfortable at the theatre last night, waiting by the women's bathroom for my girlfriend. I didn't want to seem weird so I got on my phone and had no data connection so I restarted my phone. So there I was just standing there staring at my phone as it was resetting, which also felt out of place. Clearly there is an issue here.

23. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

It's so true we're becoming engrossed in our mobile environment and despite all those social apps were actually being less communicative on a face to face basis so ironically we're becoming socially inept in that respect

24. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

If that's how American think nowadays there already a dead race.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're not a race.

25. kurama.

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Well in my place if your using your phone like that many people would say what a showoff he has no life.

31. domfonusr

Posts: 1022; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

... and then I pulled out my flip phone, and they all realized that their worst fears were confirmed!

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