Bluetooth is just one of the myriad modern conveniences that help people connect and stay connected in even more circumstances than before. But is it always best to take advantage of every convenience you can? What about restraint? And balance? In the case of Bluetooth, you might want to reconsider your decision to integrate this gadget into your life.
Here are five reasons to ditch your Bluetooth:
It’s distracting. The reason you’re using a Bluetooth in the first place is that your hands need to be free to do other things, like working, cooking, shopping, or driving. Many of these things – especially driving – require your full attention. You can’t possibly be giving your undivided attention to the road when you’re busy gabbing on the phone.
It looks silly. We’ve all seen the people walking around in a public place, seemingly talking to themselves. It just plain looks weird. There’s no better way to say it, and everybody knows it. It’s time we acknowledge the big white elephant in the room: Bluetooth has the ability to make you look like a crazy person.
Radiation. The jury is still out on whether or not cell phones and other related devices emit enough radiation to cause cancer and other health problems. Bluetooth emits more radiation than cellular phones, so if there is a risk, Bluetooth is the greater risk. This is not a sure thing, but do you really want to gamble with your health?
Habit. People are increasingly becoming so “connected” that it is sometimes unhealthy. Remember, there was a day before phones could be carried around, and before the Internet could be accessed from a portable device . . . and people survived. It is even arguable that people were more intimately connected with each other then than they are now. Is it really necessary that you are able to talk ALL THE TIME, no matter what you are doing? You might want to consider what you are giving up in exchange for this constant connectivity, and whether or not it’s worth it.
Cost. Bluetooth accessories don’t have to cost a lot – but some of them do – and there’s no escaping the fact that having Bluetooth costs more than not having Bluetooth. If you’re a spend thrift and Bluetooth is not a necessity, then Bluetooth is one thing your wallet can afford to not cough up the funds for.
Bluetooth: what’s the big deal? Right? Well, it’s possible that Bluetooth is a bigger deal than you’d thought. Consider these negative implications of Bluetooth use before deciding if you really must make use of this modern “convenience.”