It's all about finding that balance.
It was great documentary, and I could definitely see how I can sometimes be so wrapped up in technology.
My eyes were opened to this when I first went to Disney World. I took hundreds of photos and a few videos to "remember" my experience there. Ironically enough, I felt disappointed after going. It was a good time, but I had spent all of my time living the experience through my phone instead of my eyes. Luckily, I was able to go back the next year. That time, I took only about 8 photos total and enjoyed everything ten times better. It was nice to actually pay attention to what was around and in front of me.
I try to pay attention in conversations, and I always find myself disliking when other people I'm trying to talk to look at their phones. I'm guilty of doing that, too, so i try to focus on the person in front of me instead of the screen.
On road trips, I just stare out the window(If I'm not driving) and take in the world around me. I imagine fantasy scenarios where I'm some warrior or a traveler in a distant land. I use my imagination instead of letting my phone be my imagination.
I'm certainly a bit too attached to technology, though. I find it hard to go without checking YouTube for new videos or this site for more activity. I tend to use YouTube and this site as substitutes for actual, in person interaction. I rarely sit back and enjoy a good book anymore. It can be so easy to get wrapped up in everything going on in the world. Sometimes you just need take a step back and see your own immediate surroundings.
That being said, I don't think I'm at the point of super-addiction. I can distance myself, if needed. In fact, I went a whole day without turning on my phone not too long ago just to prove to myself that I could do it.
I think that one of the main reasons for me not being super addicted to social media or my phone is that I'm used to being in my mind. I'm used to dreaming up all sorts of ridiculous scenarios and conversations in my head.
I've spent a lot of time laying in bed listening to the radio. First, it was sports talk radio for the people and personalities there. Last, and still is, for the music. I can lay for hours cycling through radio stations on my Walkman(the actual one) contemplating who I am, what I want to do, and what I believe.
I didn't have a cell phone until I was 17, just two years ago. I didn't have that distraction present for such a long time and was able to learn to think as myself for myself.
Modern technology has its merits, but sometimes it can just be a bunch of distracting noise.
Anyway, these are my long kinda ramble-y thoughts and self-reflection on this.