We live in an era of efficiency. We try to make full use of smart phones during transition time – while waiting for the elevator, commuting by subway to work, and waiting for friends. Watching videos, browsing the news and social media, believing that we are being efficient. However, can my brain cannot keep up with my phone. By the end of the day, how much meaningful information do I truly absorb?

How often had I planned to read a book, but to find myself scrolling through Facebook after an hour, because I was waiting for my coffee to be ready. It was only 10-minutes of transition time, but my inability to stop using my phone, ended up wasting more of my time.

While smart phones are meant to save time and make lives easier, they end up ruining time. Are smart phones ruling lives? It is definitely ruling mine.