Record number of Americans getting injured due to being distracted by mobile devices, mostly from walking into traffic while texting

When I wrote the article, "I don't wanna be part of the Cellphone Culture", I really felt at the tine I was out on an "island of perspective" all by myself.

And, although I don't need anyone's validation of my thoughts, I admit I was really relieved to have run across the article posted below.

I admit, this article was very refreshing, in that, I no longer feel like a character on Star Trek, dropped onto some strange planet, where every one else is operating in some weird and different way….

…..and my challenge, for the Star Trek episode, is to figure out a way off that crazy ass planet in one piece.

Here is the article I ran across, word for word…..

……Addiction to mobile devices is a growing problem in America. It's gotten to the point where people are so distracted that they will walk right into traffic, fall off train platforms, or even fall right off a cliff.

As Americans plug their entire existence into their mobile devices, they give away the now, sacrificing the present moment, and sometimes sacrificing their lives.

Mobile devices have become the heart, mind and soul of a generation that is infatuated with distraction.

Mobile devices are replacing the very spirit of the people, turning the masses into oblivious clones that will walk out into traffic without taking their eyes off their screens.

The devices have become a dark form of hypnosis, bringing people under a digital trance, as reality fades into the background.

It's almost as if Americans have given their souls to this meaningless state of nonstop digital existence.

It's almost as if the masses have undergone surgery, as if their hearts have been cut out and replaced with computer chips.

Gone are the days of authentic connection and heart-based interaction. Eyes are glassed over now, sunken in, as retinas reflect the images of a digital world.

Distraction is what the masses crave, as the passion for freedom and authenticity fades into smoke.

Gone are the days of authentic emotion and thought – family and friends engaging with one another around a blazing fire.

The noises and lights of digital devices are drowning out the whispers of nature and the wisdom of silent nights.

Their distraction holds people captive in a spiritual prison they cannot see, as they disconnect from the people sitting right next to them, walking right past them.

"A lot of people don't admit that they do it," Dr. Claudette Lajam told CBS News.

"It's getting worse as we have more and more features on these devices that we carry around with us that can distract us."

For the first time ever, the National Safety Council lists distracted walking as a significant cause of unintentional injury and death.

Distracted walking injuries doubled between 2005 and 2010, with emergency room visits exceeding 1,500 in that time. Walking into traffic distracted by a mobile device made up 10 percent of pedestrian injuries.

The National Safety Council reports that 80 percent of emergency room visits are from falls caused by people distracted with their mobile devices.

The most likely group of people to be injured are young adults between the ages of 21 and 25.

Young adults are so distracted from reality, so caught up in the trance of mobile devices, that simply checking both ways before crossing a street slips their minds.

More people are now dying young because they mindlessly walk into traffic with their heads craned over and their eyes buried in their mobile devices.

text for post (other than my initial comment) posted word for word from and article I ran across on


UPDATE  5/22/15: This amazing Brother, Prince Ea, hits hits it out the ballpark with his take on this whole subject….I guess I'm not alone in this after all. Check out his video below. Thanks for the inspiration Prince Ea!!!!

~stay healthy~


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Fortunately, that won't happen on me since I always tend to forget to bring my cellphone.  Actually, haven't been using it since December.


Hey Paolou,

Good for you. I use my cellphone, but just not a heck of a lot an seldom on the streets. The whole phenomenon sees so weird to me. The phone has great value for me, with it Map Apps that have saved me from being lost several times, and the Stock Market Investing Apps which I can’t do without, but for me it’s jut another tool.

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment…..


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