1.Everyone around us seems to agree by the way they cling to their phones, even without a 1 on a subway.
2.It’s a sad reality — our desire to avoid interacting with other human beings — because there’s 2 to be gained from talking to the stranger standing by you.
3.But you wouldn’t know it, 3 into your phone.
4. This universal protection sends the 4 : “Please don’t approach me.”
5.What is it that makes us feel we need to hide 5 our screens?
6.We fear rejection, or that our innocent social advances will be 6 as “weird”.
7.We fear we’ll be 7 . We fear we’ll be disruptive.
8.Strangers are inherently 8 to us, so we are more likely to feel 9 when communicating with them compared with our friends and acquaintances.
9.Strangers are inherently 8 to us, so we are more likely to feel 9 when communicating with them compared with our friends and acquaintances.
10.To avoid this anxiety, we 10 to our phones.
11. “They are our happy glasses that protect us from what we perceive is going to be more 11 .”