Having a mobile gives us instant access. In someways, that's good. We have the chance to summon help if we need it, we can call a friend to tell them we are thinking of them, we can text our significant other to tell them we'll be late home. But on the other hand, it strikes me that people now are almost afraid of not having the phone with them. Afraid of not having a connection with someone, anyone, at anytime. They can not walk or wait without feeling the need to talk to somebody, be it by text or voice. We have become dependant on contact. We can not be out of the loop. We can not be by ourselves. That scares us.
People are never alone anymore. We can not deal with being alone.