Big Issue Column: Are we witnessing the fall of man?

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joewalshrocks
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Joey I agree with every word you've just said, particularly when it comes to mobile phones.  Of course they can be invaluable in the case of emergency yet they can cause so much grief!  The imagined snub when someone doesn't reply to a message, the way we can misinterpret a text and get into arguments because of it, the way we now never have any privacy as we're always available to received those damned PPI texts, the cold calls and anyone else we'd sooner not hear from.  That's without mentioning the social media!  I hate to admit that the first thing I do when I come downstairs every morning is switch my phone on and check Facebook, Twitter, my emails... I swear one of these days I'm going to leave it off altogether and see how long I last.  I also agree 100% that there are other priorities that need to be taken care of before I get to be able to see an Internet page load slightly faster than it does now.  Does that really matter when there are people losing their homes due to the current economic climate?  People dying because they've been put on a legalised starvation route rather than being treated (which obviously costs money!)?  Young people who work really hard at their education yet find themselves unable to find work?  I'm only talking about this country here and there are loads of other issues that need our attention before any of the unnecessary stuff.  Sure it's all really exciting stuff, but let's get our priorities straight.  Now I'm going to go out and leave my damned phone at home!

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