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Why I Don't Use A Smartphone – Ann Makosinski

Please don’t tell me you thought I was referring to myself at first?


Silly you šŸ™‚

On a scale of 1 – 10, how surprised would you be if I told you that there is an eighteen-year-old kid somewhere that doesn’t own a Smartphone? If you chose 9, then you’ve not met Ann Makosinski, a female inventor that has never used a SmartphoneĀ and only recently bought a flip phone!
She is urging people to ditch their devices and do something else instead with their time.Ā Makosinski, who has won global acclaim for inventing a torch powered solely by the heat from your hand, was speaking at TEDx Teen:

So why doesn’t she use a Smartphone? In her words:

You donā€™t think about it, but you will pick up your phone, you will check it like a couple seconds or a minute ever so often. And you think oh, Iā€™m just briefly checking my phone. But if you add up every single minute, every single second you spend on your phone per day, itā€™s pretty terrifying. Really minimizing your distractions, so you can use your time most effectively is really important.
If thereā€™s one thing I can leave you with today, for all of you who possess phones or even other devices, small electronic devices, it is that the next time you pick up your phone, think of all the possibilities off your phone and not on it.

Ann’s upbringing (her parents would refuse to give her toys or let her watch television as a kid so she can create her toys herself) and her detachment from smartphones hasĀ helped herĀ think creatively, made her more sociable, and most importantly, made her the Inventor she is today.
Before you start having the *Abegi*Ā mentality, ask yourself, if you don’t own a Smartphone today, would you die?
*Abegi* can be exclamatory, please, or an impatient excuse.


9 comments on “Why I Don't Use A Smartphone – Ann Makosinski

  1. Simeon Udoh says:

    Tobi It’s just her. I don’t see anything wrong in owning a smartphone. For the records, owning a smartphone has done me more good than harm. Be sure to stay turned, Ann might get herself a smartphone soon. *abegi* šŸ˜› šŸ˜›

  2. Osakwe tochukwu says:

    Hmmmmm…shes in america where the system works…make she come here come invent the torch make we see…abegiiiiiii

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Sorry.. Pls how do i create a profile wd u? (on ur blog?) right here, i mean….?

  5. KingAbsolute says:

    Why did she get a flip phone? She should have gone on a ‘phoneless’ streak.
    She should be urging people not to be enslaved by their phones.

  6. Victor Molokwu says:

    Different strokes for different folks….

  7. Kay says:

    Actually, I think her opinion is on point.
    I stayed over 6 months without a smartphone and I tell you, the benefits far outweigh having one.
    For one, I started having excess “free time” during the day. Also, my productivity skyrocketed.
    Like she said in the Talk, “you don’t think about it…….”
    Try turning off your device for a weekend (for a start). šŸ™‚

  8. kaybang says:

    Heard all this talk before. She’s not wrong but ABEGGIIII!!!

  9. Dick says:

    Ah celebrity. Make someone famous and they are instantly imbued with special knowledge of how everyone else should live, vote, spend their time, etc.

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