Just last week, I was at Wrigley Field in Chicago taking in a ballgame. Before the game started, a mother and two boys, elementary school aged, took a seat in the row in front of me. Right after sitting down, the two boys each pulled out a smartphone and started playing games. I thought maybe they would put the phones away once the ballgame started, but they never did. They were both on their phones for the entire game.

(Before I keep going, I understand that you may have already read many articles on how smartphones are ruining our society or how people need to just put their phones away and enjoy life. So I guess if you’re tired of hearing about that, you don’t have to continue reading.)