Ringxiety and Cell Phones

Ringxiety and Cell Phones

Ringxiety is a kind of feeling or sensation that you often mistakenly feel and hear as your cell phone rings or vibrates

Posted by BASHIR AHMED on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

It is a new term, a new concept devised and coined in 2006. In fact, this Ringxiety is a mixture of two simple words, i.e. ring plus anxiety. This word was born after the invention of the mobile phone and thus became part of our way of life. In fact, Ringxiety is a kind of feeling or sensation that you often mistakenly feel and hear as your cell phone rings or vibrates. This kind of feeling is felt when the level of addiction to such gadgets is so high and reaches a level where one detaches from the somatic parameters around him and seems to live in a world devoid of factual reality.

The discoveries and inventions made so often have easily made our lives worth living and delightful on the one hand and on the other hand they have sometimes proved to be devastating if not used wisely and in a desirable way. The same goes for this miraculous invention. I mean this cell phone. His invention is truly fantastic and amazing. With the arrival and appearance of this mobile phone, the lifestyle of humans has undergone a drastic change. When I say change, it can be positive and it can be negative too. The same goes for this miraculous and wonderful invention. This has left humans in a difficult situation, in a dilemma or more exactly in a state of a no-win situation.

We find ourselves unable to decide how to use this mobile phone wisely, when to use it, how much to use it, and more appropriately without knowing much about its do’s and don’ts. As a result of which this marvelous invention turns out to be a double-edged sword. Even the educated and so-called scholars have become so dependent on its use that they find themselves in a quandary as to what its sensible use might be, let alone laymen. As far as I have seen and observed, I strongly believe that its application and use have proven to be more or less harmful and harmful than its fruits. Apart from its usual bad effects like poor vision, lack of concentration, anxiety, isolation, loss of sleep and many other aspects, it has now taken a terrible form by adding and multiplying the scale of cyber crimes and thus posing a new version of the challenges. to younger generations and future generations.

I think the need of the hour is to reflect, to see and to understand how its harmful and devastating effects can be minimized and eliminated in general and in particular how this young generation can be saved from this type of catastrophic situation. In fact, we cannot dismiss its use outright. This is a great great blessing in itself too. As stated earlier, this is one of the miraculous inventions humans have ever made. There is no denying the fact about this. But as long as it is used wisely, within certain limits and parameters, it will act as a faithful servant. But the same when used improperly and inappropriately, it becomes an evil master and a curse.

If we want to be equal with others, we will have to act accordingly, taking into account all the positive and negative consequences. Parents and teachers have a big role to play in this regard. They will have to share and take primary responsibility and make their children understand the side effects of excessive cell phone use. As mentioned earlier, the mobile phone is a miraculous invention and it can certainly turn out to be a good partner, a good co-worker and a skillful master provided it is used wisely and intelligently.

(The author is a teacher at Sazan Government Higher Secondary School, Doda)