Mobile telephones have significantly improved what we do and when we do things. The mobile telephone enables us to better navigate life: telephone calls can be made even when no landline telephone is available; contact information is available, eliminating the need to carry an address book; communication is readily available by way of emails and text messaging; bill paying and bank activities are easily transacted; directions and informational searches are easy to do; and, so much more can be done with the use of a mobile telephone. In spite of the many advantages provided by a mobile telephone, for me, there is one feature that has negatively impacted the warm and memorable lifestyles of many families. So, what is it to which I am referring? In order for us to be on the same page, I invite you to reflect on experiences you have had when visiting the homes of young folks.
Back in the day, the walls, mantles, and other pieces of furniture in family homes contained photos, displayed with pride, of family and special events. Today, young people constantly take photos that are saved and stored on their mobile telephones. Thanks to the mobile telephone, viewing one’s family photographs and special events simply requires pulling up photographs on their mobile telephone. Therefore, the homes may not have the many family and special event photographs on display as was the case back in the day.