A New Addiction.

I was sitting down drinking tea at the local mamak restaurant at dusk. For some odd reason, I decided to put down my smartphone and look up.

I saw two elderly gentlemen, a malay and a chinese, roughly about 70 years old, talking. Smiling. Laughing. No selfies, not one glance anywhere else.

Next to me, were two uncles, approximately 150 years old combined, talking. Smiling and laughing. There were no phones anywhere in sight. Eye contact throughout the conversation. They were fixated with each other and the topic of discussion.

As if by automation, I reached for my smartphone to update my observation. At that point, epiphany. It took me only 5 minutes before I dashed to the solace of my smartphone.

Are we addicted to social media? Are we a narcissistic society? Do we feel compelled to update everything in one social media or the other?

Questions I am pondering. Maybe its time to revisit, if I am addicted to my smartphone. Less update, less narcissism?

Author: Mohd Prasad Hanif

Mohd Prasad offers Business and Leadership Coaching, Training and Consultation for small, medium and large enterprises. Certified as one of the Best Coaches by Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research, Malaysia, Mohd Prasad brings to the table over 6 years over 50 companies with many obtaining 4 star rating by SME Corp of Malaysia. He provides business coaching and development in the areas of Strategic Management, Finance Management, Leadership, Sales and Marketing and Talent Development. He is also the Program Manager for the Bumiputera Vendor Development Program Batch 1 and Batch 2 comprising of 40 bumiputera companies. Mohd Prasad combines the unique experience of an engineer and his experience as a business owner and entrepreneur to formulate Business Engineering Formulas to troubleshoot problem areas to focus in the business.

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