Look around. Maybe you’re at work, or school, the grocery store, a shopping mall, a restaurant or coffee shop. Chances are most people around you have their faces buried in a phone or some other device. That’s the world we live in and we not only choose to accept it but we’re also guilty of the behaviour ourselves. But there’s a time and a place for it, right? And there’s definitely a time and a place to put it away. Like holidays, for instance. Vacations or outings should be sacred, a time to unplug, and escape from the rest of the world. But not for teenagers. Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
Just ask David Baddiel.
The comedian recently posted a pic of his son sitting amid gorgeous surroundings. Not that he noticed or anything.
My son, hypnotised and overawed as ever by the beauty of nature. pic.twitter.com/Zrhv9KjjIg
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) April 13, 2018
Look at him sitting there amidst all that beauty, those gorgeous rocks, with the waves crashing around him, not that he hears or sees or even smells any of it. Because all he can do is Snapchat. Or play Candy Crush. Or check his Instagram. Parents everywhere totally empathized with Baddiel and took to Twitter to share their own snaps of their kids ignoring what’s around them for the screen in their faces.
What a waste.
This made my holiday back in 2016! Couldn’t stop laughing! pic.twitter.com/tWxaqUD2CV
— Nick (@fairynuff2u2) April 14, 2018
Kilve in Somerset, full of prehistoric fossils and on a beautiful day, the most important thing is Instagram apparently pic.twitter.com/DkXLa2wGmk
— Dave Roberts (@daveroberts68) April 13, 2018
Those data rates, though.
Namibian wilderness? Nah, YouTube. pic.twitter.com/AEVogR2HBs
— Steve Godfrey (@godsteve) April 13, 2018
At least he climbed it?
Mine tweeting up a tree. pic.twitter.com/JRhsef5awZ
— Clair (@ClairOverThere) April 13, 2018
Optimal position to admire the Scottish scenery whilst sailing on the Waverley pic.twitter.com/rMOOcg1tb6
— Elaine Loukes (@elaineloukes) April 16, 2018
This is SO two years ago.
Yep. Pokemon in Lisbon! pic.twitter.com/nGwh81vtzr
— Heather Lucas (@HLucas8) April 14, 2018
Mine completely engrossed by the moving and awe-inspiring Titanic museum in Belfast… pic.twitter.com/ydYnKQI9PB
— Rach (@rachelchristie3) April 13, 2018
And mine pic.twitter.com/qmizt3kXG2
— Angela Higgins (@malibuange) April 15, 2018
One day he might appreciate what people would pay for that kind of view.
The view in NYC pic.twitter.com/Ob83D8qppV
— David Rutter-Close (@davidclose) April 15, 2018
— Susannah Leigh (@susieleigh) April 14, 2018
My then-15 year old on a trip of a lifetime to New England. Here he is enthralled by a beautiful sunset in Acadia National Park 🙄 pic.twitter.com/o1eTonX3Yl
— cheryl page (@pageyaus) April 15, 2018
Nope. NO excuse for this one.
— a faun (@makoConstruct) April 15, 2018