When I was in college, which wasn’t that long ago, cell phones were more of the exception than the rule. In fact, I remember one fellow student who was hooked to his cell phone and we (affectionately) called him “cell phone Jay.” Everyone knew who “cell phone Jay” was because he was always on his phone…and as I said, cell phones were not a common thing.
If you walk through a university campus this fall, it’d be more unusual to find someone not on his/her phone. Are there relational benefits to using cell phones? Sure, we can keep in contact with people more easily and it sure is convenient to text someone if you have a quick question..but, I wonder, what has been lost? A lot, apparently. Read this article from Psychology Today to learn more.