Communication and Nomophobia

Sometimes, we're so attached with the world  yet we are detached?  How's that? Let the image and the quotes do the explanation : )
nomophobia cartoon
The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. ~Joseph Priestley 

Modern technology and media have made the world a smaller place. However, loneliness is still one of the biggest plagues in our modern society. As it is, we spend more time communicating with the world outside, and have little or no time communicating with the people around us. ~Fr. Jerry Orbos 

The problem with communication ... is the illusion that it has been accomplished. ~George Bernard Shaw 

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. ~Anthony Robbins



The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. ~Ralph Nichols


23 comments:

Adrian said...

Guess, I'm suffering from laptophobia, NO laptop phobia.. need a cure.. LOL, just a joke!

Franc Ramon said...

I'm probably guilty of that too. Good thing a get to be away from my mobile phones when I do my runs.

leira said...

i think everyone suffers from that.. i mean when we dont have our phone we feel lost and disconnected

athena said...

i can do without a phone, but please, the internet... :/

i hope i can lessen the want of internet though.

i_strygwr said...

nice quotes.

-Alexis P.

rEguLardReams said...

Haha Whenever I missed-touch my phone in my pocket, I got that mini heart attack thought that I lost it haha :D

Sonny said...

yes, feels so lost at times without the phone and the internet...but at least that would be the time to keep in touch with our loved ones - "in person"... that would be the best connection!

Gigi Beleno said...

Ha!ha! I think I am not like this yet. I can live a day without my mobile phone. Its just a mtter of self-discipline 'coz anyway we don't used to have these gadgets before. Unless its work related, I agree! no excuse.

Renz Bulseco said...

I can actually live without the phone, but never without the internet

Francis Balgos said...

Oh! Then I can say I'm not sick.. I dont really like txtng that much, I cant even consume my postpaid plan in its entirety of 499 a month. Hahaha! However, unlike Renz, I always lug ang camera with me. So alam nah! B-)

Ralph Marcuss said...

ako rin ata may laptophobia din pag at internetphbia harhar.. napaparanoid ako pag wala yang dalawang yan.!

nik rielo said...

the mobile phone has become the most accessible medium of communication. we tend to easily express our thoughts through text rather than saying it personally. whatever it is, emotion is still an integral part of communication.

Edmaration etc said...

May ganito na rin? haha... My friends and co-workers actually are not fond of texting me, they message me on FB instead because they know I spend more time on the internet than my phone. :)

I usually use my phone for important matters and of course, as an alternative if I don;t have a computer, that's the power of wifi and android. lol!

Karen said...

Cellphones today are really important means of communication. I lost three cellphones already but I did not nag myself because I don't have one and yes I was able to survive having no cellphones because I have noted all my contacts in a separate list so I don't need to worry at all.

lakwatserongunggoy said...

technology do change the flow of communications! for example, it;s your birthday, before, when cellphones are in its peak, you will be flooded by text greetings yet now adays even your neighbor and family, will greet your thru facebook and twitter! :)

Kris Edison said...

learned new here. thanks for the new vocabulary added to mine.

Kathy Ngo said...

It's true. I learned to be antisocial when I got my bb, too busy sharing info to tweethearts. I'm making it a point now to lessen tweet time and spend more time again with people around me.

Ric said...

Great!! and well said Kathy! I definitely agree! ..thanks! and thanks to everyone too!!

Gemma| My Dailies said...

hala pare pareho tayo ng sickness!!! lol!
but it's good not to have internet for a while.. to do some soul searching; connect to real people within your reach...

markpogi said...

I like the comic strip. ^_^

msairrapingol said...

omg. I think I need a cure as well!

Joanna said...

When I was still living in Germany, my mobile was like the extension of my hand. lol

But three years ago, as we moved to the Netherlands, in a quaint, idyllic village (but still 20 minutes away from the busy metropole of Amsterdam).

You know, it truly improved the quality of my life.

Recently hubby bought me a new sim card because he wants to be able to reach me when I am doing my training for running. I had to adjust to get used to it again!

Ric said...

So nice to read and hear from you..Been learning from those remarks. Bottom line, we need to connect with our loved ones regularly (and with other people) with or without the technology! thanks!