While we're ranting about phones, the kids here are literally incapable of social interaction and can't sit at a dinner table for more than 5 minutes without phone. Actually not just kids, most of my previous co-workers in their 20s don't look up from their phones during lunch break. It's depressing. According to my iphone screen time I average 55 min a day on the phone. Most of that is reading news while pooping but I think it's already a lot. I'm an outlier among my peers here, everyone else spends a good chunk of their waking hours on their phone. While commuting, sure, I get it, I used to commute 3h a day and was reading on my phone all the time, but it gets very difficult to put it down after that and I try to not touch my phone when I'm with people no matter how boring it gets. Quite frustrating when you are the only person at a table not staring at a screen. Or in meetings, holy shit I'm getting mad just remembering that half the people I used to work with couldn't pay attention to WORK for more than 15 minutes. We had to ban phones from meetings after that.
What was this topic about again oh god I'm old