Everyone’s addicted to something in some way, shape or form. What are things you can’t go without?
For me, honestly, it’s my phone. I’m embarrassed to say it, but at the same time, I’m not. The dude over at semi-rad wrote an excellent essay about why your smartphone is an excellent adventure tool, and I think he’s spot on.
Your phone can do the following things:
- Take awesome pictures of the adventure you’re on
- It has a dope GPS so you aren’t too insanely lost
- You can download apps that will tell you about the sick hikes in your area
- You can read fascinating articles on them
- Hell, you can read whole books
- Or listen to them if you CBA to read
- Or watch TV shows at work when you’re plugging through some seriously mind-numbing tasks
- You can Snapchat your fantastic friend
- You can text your awesome spouse
- You can email your nephew who lives on the other side of the world
- You can keep ideas in that thing
- You can visit mind-numbing websites like Buzzfeed
- Oh yeah, you can talk on it
- And so much more!
Most people think of phone addicts as teenagers who stare at their phone with that bored, half-lidded expression. They don’t engage with anyone – they’re just obsessed with their own world.
Those people totally exist. They’re us – but it’s not the whole story. It’s good to look up from your phone and put it away and unplug – studies have definitely shown nasty side effects of using your phone, the internet, and social media too much.
But it’s also dead useful, which is why I can’t go without my phone.