By Lionel Yeo
Tell me if this sounds familiar:
You’re waiting in line to order your ban mian. There are about 5 people ahead of you. What do you do? You pull out your phone and check your Instagram feed.
You head to the office bathroom to do your morning ahem, rituals. After settling in, you pull out your phone and play Clash of Clans. (Does anybody ever think about how our phones are usually the dirtiest thing that we touch all day?)
Our phones are everywhere with us. We use them when we’re on the MRT. On the escalator. In the office. When you’re waiting for the bill. On the toilet. In bed.
We’re already familiar with its terrible social effects: Couples don’t talk on dates anymore. Kids stare at iPads and don’t move for 4 hours straight.
But there’s another downside of using our phones too much: It makes us less creative.
Why Our Phones Are Killing Our Creativity
We could all use a little boost of creativity: Whether it’s in writing a strategy paper, crafting a presentation to impress an audience, blogging, or convincing your kids to eat. (That last one is probably way harder than anything else I deal with in life right now).
There’s a growing …read more