Studies show that over 70 percent of Americans are addicted to their smartphones. If you spend over 2 hours a day on your phone, chances are you’re one of them.
If you find yourself slowly sinking into an icy abyss of ocean water and you’re still looking at social media, then it’s time for you to get off your cell phone and into the last remaining life raft.
Every day, dozens of Americans drown while looking at their phones, completely oblivious to the fact that their ship has sunk and the only life raft is just outside of arm’s reach. Don’t be one of them.
“I’ve seen so many young people go under as they try to post one last Instagram story before they get into the raft,” said rescue swimmer Joe Potter. “It’s truly a tragedy, but it does make for an interesting post.”
While mobile applications like LifeRaftApp and Drown+ will alert you anytime your ship strikes an iceberg and descends to the bottom of the Atlantic, these apps can at best encourage you to get off your phone and into the rescue craft. If you want to be saved, you need to find the life raft yourself, and that involves putting away your phone for a few minutes.
So if you feel the cold grip of death dragging you down to Davy Jones’s locker, put away that phone and get in the life raft!