Mo­bile age

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

RAMIZ RE­HAN KHAN Al­most every­one has a mo­bile phone th­ese days. Ev­ery­where you go, you will see peo­ple sport­ing the lat­est mo­bile phone mod­els. Mo­bile phones have com­pletely changed the way peo­ple in­ter­act. You can call, send text mes­sages, read emails, play games as well as read and edit doc­u­ments on the go. Although mo­bile phones have in­tro­duced eas­ier ways of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, you are al­ways con­nected, it is quite help­ful in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions and many other mul­ti­ple uses, but th­ese days peo­ple are mis­han­dling this tech­nol­ogy. Since you are al­ways con­nected when you have your mo­bile phone, it be­comes harder to ig­nore in­ter­rup­tions.

Peo­ple are al­ways on their phones re­ceiv­ing calls, check­ing out their friends on Face­book, chat­ting on Whats App, check­ing emails and lis­ten­ing to mu­sic. It has be­come vir- tu­ally im­pos­si­ble to avoid un­needed in­ter­rup­tion. If you are un­able to con­trol your­self, this can be­come a prob­lem as you would not have time to get any­thing im­por­tant done. Hav­ing all your in­for­ma­tion on your de­vice is very con­ve­nient, how­ever, it is also dan­ger­ous be­cause there is a pos­si­bil­ity of some­one else ac­cess­ing your phone. Mo­bile phone is quite com­mon and it could leave you ex­posed. The ac­ci­dents caused by us­age of mo­bile phones when driv­ing, are in­nu­mer­able. The temp­ta­tion to pick an im­por­tant call when driv­ing is ir­re­sistible. The dis­trac­tion could eas­ily cause you to lose con­trol of the car and con­se­quently cause an ac­ci­dent.

It’s the fact that too much in­volve­ment of some­thing in your life might put you in trou­ble so it’s bet­ter to use ev­ery­thing in lim­its. Th­ese mails and up­dates in your mo­bile are not more im­por­tant than your life. — Karachi

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