The World Some of us Live In
The American writer Jacob Weisberg informs us:
In one recent survey, female students at Baylor University reported using their cell phones an average of ten hours a day. Three quarters of eighteen-to-twenty-four-year-olds say that they reach for their phones immediately upon waking up in the morning. Once out of bed, we check our phones an average of 221 times a day – an average of 4.3 minutes – according to a UK study. This number may be actually too low…
In one way I’m not surprised at all this, for there is evidence for such behaviour all around me. But people whose lives operate like this live in a world utterly different to the one I know.