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  • He was driving with a box stuck under his arm.

  • Like, who knows how long he was driving?

  • I saw him pull out of the parking lot and turn right,

  • and the box was still stuck under his arm.

  • Wow.

  • This is just, like, the daily lives of people?

  • Know what's my biggest pet peeve?

  • When I'm with someone and they text in the middle of a conversation.

  • That's me everyday with my friends. They hate it. My gosh.

  • - Is he taking a selfie while proposing?

  • - Wait, did he just propose with a cellpho--

  • oh no, he's videoing it!

  • - I don't understand why kids have phones!

  • When I was six, I played with Legos.

  • - It pisses me off when I see a four year old with an iPhone.

  • - Oh, selfies.

  • - Selfie!

  • (in video: laughter)

  • - Even though it's happening right in front of him,

  • he's watching it through a screen.

  • (bowling ball rumbles) (pins fall)

  • - That is, like... my life.

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  • Happy birthday... ♪

  • - It's actually really sad.

  • - ♪ ...dear Henry ♪ - (splutters and snickers)

  • Duck face and deuces.

  • - Everyone's taking selfies. That's so mean.

  • (laughs)

  • - Live in the moment. Don't record it.

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  • - That's so true, like, there's a girl right next to you

  • and you're still on your phone. Like, priorities, man.

  • - What a [bleep] boyfriend.

  • - That was deep.

  • - That's, like, 100% true.

  • - That's my current generation.

  • That's my current generation.

  • - Hold on, I gotta take a selfie.

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  • - What was the message of this video?

  • - Everyone's addicted to cellphones.

  • - Being on your cellphone is a huge distraction in everyday life.

  • - We spend so much time online and on our devices

  • that we really miss, you know, real life.

  • - Do you agree with the message? - Yes. (laughs)

  • - Yeah, completely.

  • - Yeah, because I do that a lot.

  • I just block out my friends.

  • I'll be texting and they'll be like, "Kaelyn..."

  • I'm like, "What?"

  • - You shouldn't focus solely on your phone,

  • but if you want to quickly check Facebook or something, that's normal.

  • - I'm one of those people who get so pissed off

  • when I'm hanging out with someone and I'm talking

  • and all that they're doing is just-- they're on their cellphone,

  • and it's just like--

  • Put your cellphone away! What? Give it here. Give it to me.

  • - I bet you're on your phone right now.

  • As you're watching this, you have your computer,

  • you have your television on in the background,

  • and you're on your phone.

  • How many people do you think that's hitting right now,

  • 'cause I feel like it's a lot.

  • - Are you guilty of doing any of these things?

  • - Yeah, I take a lot of selfies.

  • I don't feel guilty about it, but I'm guilty.

  • - I've ran into poles so many times 'cause I'm texting

  • when I'm walking to class.

  • - It's gotten so bad to the point where

  • I can't focus on my homework because I'm on my phone.

  • - I'll be on Twitter, scrolling down my timeline.

  • My mom'll be like, "Go to bed."

  • I'm like, "Let me just follow Justin Beiber really quick."

  • - Not usually, no, 'cause I'm usually the guy cracking jokes

  • and then everybody else is on their phone, ignoring my jokes.

  • - Are you the type of person that,

  • when you're out in the world going to a concert

  • or to an event, you're recording it through the phone

  • versus just watching it? - Yeah, 'cause as I'm there

  • I'm just like, "You know, I need to record this

  • 'cause what if I want to look back on this?"

  • - It's like memories.

  • So I have my phone out. I record the thing, right,

  • and then later on I can watch it in a year or so and be like,

  • "Oh yeah, I remember that."

  • - You're not gonna watch it again.

  • You're gonna record it and be like, "Yeah, I got it."

  • You're not going to watch it ever again.

  • - Don't hate on me, but I did go to a Justin Bieber concert

  • 'cause I had to take my sister and the whole time he's coming out,

  • all the girls are just taking photos.

  • The day that they finally get to see him,

  • they don't even experience it.

  • They're recording it on their phone.

  • - When I was at the Believe Tour, I was just recording the whole time.

  • I was like, "Oh gosh."

  • And then I realized, when I got home, I was like, "I missed the whole concert."

  • - I paid money for a concert, right?

  • I actually want to go watch the concert.

  • I don't want to go there and watch it like I'm watching it on YouTube.

  • - How old were you when you got your first cellphone?

  • - Oh, this is gonna be bad. It was in first grade.

  • - I had to have been ten.

  • - I was 11.

  • - 9, 10?

  • It was like a Nokia brick.

  • I remember this, and I used to play the caterpillar game on it.

  • - And what kind of phone do you have now?

  • - I have a Galaxy S3.

  • - Motorola RAZR.

  • - I have an iPhone.

  • - iPhone.

  • - iPhone.

  • - iPhone 4.

  • - iPhone 4S.

  • - iPhone fi-- oh, I don't have it. (laughs)

  • Aw, now I feel naked without my phone.

  • - Well, some people think teenagers

  • should not have cellphones.

  • Why, as a teenager, is it important to have a cellphone?

  • - Well, for me, it's just those panic, like 9:00 at night texts.

  • Like, "Oh my god, there's homework. What was it?"

  • - Teens do go overboard a lot of the time,

  • but they need cellphones 'cause their parents need to know

  • where they are and be able to check in on them.

  • - It's sad, but you're not cool if you don't have a phone

  • because you can't socialize with people.

  • Like, you're not cool if you don't have a Twitter.

  • - Well, I don't want to be a loser.

  • Like, if you don't have a Twitter or Instagram

  • and you don't have over 2,000 followers,

  • it's like you're a loser at the school.

  • - So you definitely need a cellphone if you want to, you know, fit in.

  • - I can live without a cellphone.

  • Everybody else is like, "I need my phone!"

  • Like, they get taken away in class-- they're crying.

  • Get over yourself.

  • - Just for the social aspect.

  • I mean, it's not like it's a bad thing.

  • You know, sometimes people try to make that seem like,

  • "Oh, it's wrong. You should only be married to your books

  • and just study 24-7."

  • No, but you're supposed to actually enjoy your life.

  • - If your parents refused to let you have a cellphone,

  • what would you do? - I'd be lost at school.

  • Like, I'd have no friends 'cause I'd be sitting alone.

  • I wouldn't know how to talk to people.

  • - I would never talk to them again and I'd bury them.

  • - I would just come up with a bunch of BS excuses just to get it.

  • - "I can't pass any of my classes without googling the answers, mom!

  • I need my phone!"

  • - What if, in case-- like in an emergency--

  • but, really, I just want it for music and Twitter.

  • - I think I'd be okay.

  • People went on their entire lives in the past without a cellphone,

  • so it's not necessary.

  • - How much time would you say

  • you spend on your phone everyday? - I think an easier question would be,

  • "When don't I have my phone?"

  • - Four or five hours.

  • - Six hours?

  • - A solid four to six hours.

  • - 23? (giggles)

  • - How much of that time is spent on actual phone calls?

  • - Uh, zero.

  • - (snorts) None.

  • - Zero. I don't think people really call each other anymore.

  • - I call people and people get weirded out that I called them.

  • - I should bring back the phone call. But I mean, like--

  • - (Finebros cracks up) Bring back the phone call?!

  • Is the phone call really that gone? - Yeah!

  • - Do you think though, to some degree,

  • phones are hurting how people interact with one another in person?

  • - Oh, most definitely!

  • - Oh yeah. But that-- I mean, you can't just look at the bad stuff

  • 'cause it's also helping because you could talk to

  • a lot more people now.

  • - It's hurting physical communication and you don't really get to know people

  • as a person as well, but it's also increasing

  • the spread of socializing because people that are shy

  • and don't want to socialize in person can just talk to someone

  • through this screen where they don't actually have to

  • suffer the traumas and fears that they would have

  • with social anxiety as much.

  • - If you talk to someone online a lot, you can be super close

  • and make jokes, but when you meet the person

  • it's so awkward sometimes.

  • - Because of cellphones, people became less and less confrontational

  • because now it's like, "Oh, you can just send a text.

  • I don't need to talk to them in person.

  • They'll get the same message."

  • - "Oh, I'm socalizing. But I'm on Facebook.

  • Oh, I'm socializing. But we're texting,

  • even though we're right next to each other."

  • It pretty much ruined social interaction.

  • - What do you think about the reality that,

  • before your generation, there were no cellphones

  • in the way that they're used today?

  • - It's so hard for me to even grasp that idea.

  • - That's so mind-blowing to me

  • because I've grown up my whole life with a cellphone.

  • - I'm like, "What'd they do with their lives?"

  • - Before, they were probably more adventurous

  • and they were probably like, "Oh, we're bored.

  • Let's go hiking or something."

  • Now it's like, "Oh, let's play Angry Birds."

  • - I could live in that time.

  • I know people that couldn't live in that.

  • They'd be like, "Where? How-How am I supposed

  • to talk to these people? I-I can't text them.

  • I can't--" um, it's called "a landline."

  • - It's crazy that the technology is advancing.

  • - It's gonna be like WALL-E.

  • We're gonna be in those floating chairs. (laughs)

  • And we're never gonna see anybody except on video chat.

  • - So now, after watching this video

  • and having all this discussion, do you think it's going to make

  • you think a little bit more about when you bring your phone out

  • when in public? - It really will 'cause I don't want

  • to make anybody feel completely ignored.

  • And I know, when that happens to me, I don't like it.

  • - I want to show this to a few of my friends.

  • - I'll be more careful when I'm with my friends

  • 'cause I know not everyone has their phones.

  • - I've tried to wean myself off it lately, but probably not.

  • - This really inspired me though to actually like,

  • "You know what? Maybe I'm gonna leave my phone at home today."

  • - Now, if I try to take my phone out,

  • I'm gonna look at the situation and see, "Do I really need it right now?"

  • Because I'm gonna try to stay in the moment

  • and interact with my peers, and maybe family,

  • and not worry about what's happening online.

  • - But let's be honest-- right when you walk out of this room,

  • what are you gonna do? - I'm gonna... go on my phone.

  • - Mm, check my messages. (chuckles)

  • - Use my phone. (snickers) Yeah.

  • - (playfully) Not check my phone, if that's what you're hinting at!

  • I'm gonna... check my phone? (chuckles)

  • - Hold on.

  • Hold on.

  • - If you like this episode, give it a thumbs up

  • 'cause... yeah.

  • - We'll be back, like, sometime soon I guess,

  • so please subscribe or whatever you want.

  • - Byeee! (shutter clicks)

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  • - Bye.

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    Pedroli Li   posted on 2016/03/06