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.

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