You know…the smartphone gets a bit of a bad rap. It’s not all bad. It’s certainly true that it has changed how people interact today; oftentimes, if I look about when I’m on the train or in a restaurant, it seems like just a sea of people looking at tiny screens. Sometimes that’s bad. Other times…not so much. It’s a literal portal…a porthole, a window to everywhere else you currently aren’t. There are situations where one can abuse it; when one should be in the moment. But sometimes it’s a refuge, and sometimes it’s a safety valve. When you’re not in a place you really want to be, for example; having an outlet that allows you to connect with others can be really helpful.