Every Canadian is practically addicted to their cell phones! Young and old, Canadians sure love to check their emails and read the latest CBC News articles. But are cell phones bringing us together? Or driving us apart?
You might be too young to remember, but back on the farm, we used to have just one phone line that we used to share with everybody in town. Now there was a sense of community! You could just pick up the phone and listen in to anyone's conversation at any time. There were no secrets in the small towns of our youth.
Many Canadians try to bring back the nostalgia of those days by talking on their cell phones loudly while on the bus or in the line up at Tim Hortons. But it's no use. You just can't hear the person on the other end of the line, no matter how hard you try.
And hearing half a conversation is like a double-double minus one double: your coffee is either dark or bitter. Either way, you're missing something.
And that thing you're missing is a real human connection. So, instead of 'text messaging', try doing what a phone is really meant for: talking to each other. Strike up a conversation with a stranger. We're all friends here in Canada! Get out into the world.
Just stop staring at that screen and enjoy the natural beauty that Canada has to offer!