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Q: Can you live a life without a mobile?

I left my smartphone at home today and I went to the city with a book and an iPad, I read all the way on the metro then I used my iPad to study an English article on yahoo news. I felt great, I did meantiful stuff instead of getting my time wasted on phone. I felt much more fulfilling. Maybe it's partially influenced by dating the Chicago guy, but it's a good influence:))))

 

It's sad that people spending so much time with a phone and it's bad for the eyes too. I notice when I was busy engaged with the phone, I was less awareness of what happening surround me and less sociable. I found my fun with contacting through emails and I feel emails and letters are just classy. I'll let me contact me through emails from now on if it's not for any urgent stuff.

 

Did you have the phone addiction? How do you handle it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 week 4 hours ago in  General  - China

 
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i go electronic free at least one day a week, and the rest of the week my phone is only for phone calls.

 

try going out completely electronic free (no Ipad or phone)

going out without a phone but with a Ipad is nothing to brag about as you admit that you still need to be connected online.

 

or even better, try going out with a friend/group of friends electronic free.

maybe take up a sport.

 

But my ultimate challenge to you is to go for a month without posting anything that is not self-absorbed or victim playing.

 

try finding a real friend - could be either a girl or a guy (who you are not chasing for sexual reasons) - who you can connect with on an emotional level so you don't need to post anything online that should really be discussed with a friend.

 

Viki87:

Going out with my iPad on Sunday only for studing yahoo news. You know that my English isn't good enough and I want to invest sometime on it. I like do about 30minutes-one hour study in starbuck and relax a bit.

 

I do have friends to talk with, but they will just reply on wechat,I feel tired with replying messages on wechat, they seem so engaged with wechat. It's easier for me to just post something on ecc and get people to answer for me to make conversation. I have given my notice for contacting me through email, not sure if they would do. lol

 

 

 

1 week 29 min ago
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Blondie_:

so you have no 'real life' friends to socialise with?

chatting on 'wechat' does not constitute a relationship, especially if you have never met the person in real life.

 

can you not talk to real people, or do you need the crutch of your phone or ipad?

i would have thought talking to real people face to face was easier than typing.

of do you sit with your 'friends' all typing away on your phones/ipads?

 

i challenge you to post on ECC about things that are not so self-absorbed as your inability to maintain a relationship (professional or personal) without resorting to name-calling or abusive language.

You know, things that are genuinely helpful to other posters and not about yourself. I find that people who get bored easily are generally boring people as it is an indicaction that they have no inner resources.

 

are you up to the challenge Viki?

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Lol My friends aren't live with me together and of course it's much easier for them to call me or email me or wechat me.

 

Who said I can't talk with strangers too? Are you that narrow minded?

 

I have talked with a girl for more than 2 years without meeting her, I talked with many other people on ecc for years without meeting them too.

 

What does that matter? 

 

If you want to stick with offline conversation all the time, that is your choice and I have no opinion of it. Cause people live diffrent life, not everyone has to be the same and same is boring in my eyes.

 

but as so far I can say, the one complained about me to talk with strangers actually talk a lot on ecc. Blondie, let me ask you a question. Did you meet everyone on ecc in real life? I suppose you never met me and you are now talking with me.

 

The fact is you are one of the most active posters on ecc. Did you realize it?

 

People come to ecc for diffrent purpose. And what's wrong for me to make conversation here?

 

I'd like to call everyone on ecc out to have a party if everyone is up to that. We have been talking for years and years.

 

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Viki, you really are hilarious, but at least you seem to have accepted my 'no self-absorbed posts' challenge.

 

very little of what you have said makes any logical sense.

 

how can i be one of the most active posters on ECC when i am on maybe once or twice a week?

And didn't you 'catfish' some of the posters here on ECC in the past? (a friend of mine who put me onto this site described a number of the posters here - quite accurately as it happens)

 

i don't believe i said anything about not talking to strangers, but i can not help it if you choose to willfully misunderstand what people write in reply to you.

 

i understand how frustrating you must find your life, but if you want sympathy or empathy from people, especially online, you need to show that you are in some way a sympathetic person in return, and posting mostly about yourself is not the best way to go.

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Sometimes I try leave home without it.
But then i think what if someone needs to contact me about my kids?
I hate my phone and long for a time when I just got on with a simpler life

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I can live without my phone but people  now will be pissed off for not replying their messages within 1 hour .

Viki87:

Why care people who will be pissed for not replying their message winthin hour? They are certainly shallow. Why not state your life value clearly?

I just post on wechat to tell people to contact me through email and I'll reply in 48 hours.broken heart

My life isn't just about contact people all the time, now I am a big fan of old fashioned way of contacting people, email/letters.

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Most women wait until I am asleep..then reply.

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i go electronic free at least one day a week, and the rest of the week my phone is only for phone calls.

 

try going out completely electronic free (no Ipad or phone)

going out without a phone but with a Ipad is nothing to brag about as you admit that you still need to be connected online.

 

or even better, try going out with a friend/group of friends electronic free.

maybe take up a sport.

 

But my ultimate challenge to you is to go for a month without posting anything that is not self-absorbed or victim playing.

 

try finding a real friend - could be either a girl or a guy (who you are not chasing for sexual reasons) - who you can connect with on an emotional level so you don't need to post anything online that should really be discussed with a friend.

 

Viki87:

Going out with my iPad on Sunday only for studing yahoo news. You know that my English isn't good enough and I want to invest sometime on it. I like do about 30minutes-one hour study in starbuck and relax a bit.

 

I do have friends to talk with, but they will just reply on wechat,I feel tired with replying messages on wechat, they seem so engaged with wechat. It's easier for me to just post something on ecc and get people to answer for me to make conversation. I have given my notice for contacting me through email, not sure if they would do. lol

 

 

 

1 week 29 min ago
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Blondie_:

so you have no 'real life' friends to socialise with?

chatting on 'wechat' does not constitute a relationship, especially if you have never met the person in real life.

 

can you not talk to real people, or do you need the crutch of your phone or ipad?

i would have thought talking to real people face to face was easier than typing.

of do you sit with your 'friends' all typing away on your phones/ipads?

 

i challenge you to post on ECC about things that are not so self-absorbed as your inability to maintain a relationship (professional or personal) without resorting to name-calling or abusive language.

You know, things that are genuinely helpful to other posters and not about yourself. I find that people who get bored easily are generally boring people as it is an indicaction that they have no inner resources.

 

are you up to the challenge Viki?

1 week 8 min ago
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Viki87:

Lol My friends aren't live with me together and of course it's much easier for them to call me or email me or wechat me.

 

Who said I can't talk with strangers too? Are you that narrow minded?

 

I have talked with a girl for more than 2 years without meeting her, I talked with many other people on ecc for years without meeting them too.

 

What does that matter? 

 

If you want to stick with offline conversation all the time, that is your choice and I have no opinion of it. Cause people live diffrent life, not everyone has to be the same and same is boring in my eyes.

 

but as so far I can say, the one complained about me to talk with strangers actually talk a lot on ecc. Blondie, let me ask you a question. Did you meet everyone on ecc in real life? I suppose you never met me and you are now talking with me.

 

The fact is you are one of the most active posters on ecc. Did you realize it?

 

People come to ecc for diffrent purpose. And what's wrong for me to make conversation here?

 

I'd like to call everyone on ecc out to have a party if everyone is up to that. We have been talking for years and years.

 

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Blondie_:

Viki, you really are hilarious, but at least you seem to have accepted my 'no self-absorbed posts' challenge.

 

very little of what you have said makes any logical sense.

 

how can i be one of the most active posters on ECC when i am on maybe once or twice a week?

And didn't you 'catfish' some of the posters here on ECC in the past? (a friend of mine who put me onto this site described a number of the posters here - quite accurately as it happens)

 

i don't believe i said anything about not talking to strangers, but i can not help it if you choose to willfully misunderstand what people write in reply to you.

 

i understand how frustrating you must find your life, but if you want sympathy or empathy from people, especially online, you need to show that you are in some way a sympathetic person in return, and posting mostly about yourself is not the best way to go.

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sorry i can't give you more than 1 up-vote


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Only 1?

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How long can Viki live without Echina?

Viki87:

When I am seeing a new man

Now I am bored without having a bf again. Everyday was fun talking with my last bf before.

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i have challenged her to post things that are not so self absorbed.

 

i reckon she can't go a month without posting something that is whiny or shows frightening ignorance for a supposed 30-year old adult professional woman - or that she is unaware of appropriate boundaries when it comes to communicating. 

 

Within the last couple of months, people on this site had to explain to her what an 'invoice' and a 'sample' and she claims to be a 'Sales Manager

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Viki87:

@Blondie, what you said just made you appear narrow minded.

 

What you studied in the book is diffrent to real life business sometimes.

 

In real situation, some customers asked proforma invoice as quotation or contract rather than"invoice".  It is not correct of doing it, but it happened and I have seen it many times.

 

Speaking out of my first hand expereince as an international sales manager.

 

I am trying to be flexible in business without limiting myself to standard throughts.

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yes I could live with out a mobile

 

why

well I grew up in the 1980s and we had  house phones and when we went to rock concerts noone  took a phone with them.

when we went to a coffee shop or a bar or anywhere we took a camera not a phone and we talked no texting

we ate at the table and talked with each other.

 

yes I could live without my phone

 

Viki87:

Then you are not addicted to a smartphone, which is very good.

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every time i buy a smartphone, i give it away, i simply see too many phone zombies around me and i am afraid it will happen to me as well. even my daughters grandparents have become phone zombies and hell has no fury like the beating i will give the first chinese relative that gives my daughter a smart phone to play with.

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i now bought a smart watch to I don't need to go to sports without something electronic angel

 

nothing bad about phones or pads, it is just the people who stick to it 24/7

 

I cannot got without my phone, because I need my work email also at the weekend or after work.

It is set to DND after 9 pm though, so no calls except from friends and family

Viki87:

nothing bad about phones or pads, it is just the people who stick to it 24/7

 

That's right.

 

 

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I actually turned off my phone wifi off while I was alseep to save batteries last night. Those electronic devices cost so much electricity.

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