Category Archives: Homework

Isolation

This past Wednesday I gave up my essentials. I had no phone, no ipad, no computer, and no TV for the day (other than for class and work). I turned my phone off and put it in my drawer right before midnight on Tuesday evening. When I woke up the next morning I rolled over to check my emails and remembered it wasn’t there. I immediately felt a wave of anxiety wash over me. Then I got out of bed to get ready for the day and thought “I should take notes about me day on my phone.” Then I laughed at myself remembering I couldn’t use my phone to take notes on having no phone. Every morning while I’m putting on my makeup I listen to a few chapters of the bible from www.biblegateway.com. However, since I couldn’t use my computer I had to read my chapters, which added time to my getting ready process. Once I finally got ready and left the room I walked to class passing people with their heads down looking at there phones. When I got in the building my classmates where standing in the hall checking their phones while I counted the ceiling tiles. Even though one might think that the people with the phones were isolating themselves from the world, I was the one that felt isolated without a phone. I felt awkward. Once I got out of class I wanted to call my mom and tell her how my day was going and then again had the sad realization that I had no phone to call her. Then I thought well then I’ll just text a friend and see what he is up too, and once AGAIN I realized “Grace you have no phone.” So overall I felt completely detected form society. I think that day helped me realize how dependent I am on a phone and it scared me. Maybe I’ll try a no phone day again soon and see if I have any different thoughts. Here is a link to a video that explains the problems that occur when you look at a screen before sleep: http://www.businessinsider.com/smartphone-impact-brain-body-sleep-2015-2

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