Once upon a time, we had no answering machines.
Once upon a time, we would go on vacation, away from the telephone for an entire week.
Today people get itchy if they leave the cell phone at home for an hour or two of errands. What if they miss something? People! People! It's good to be away from the phone sometimes!
An online article recently pointed out what happens when teens have constant contact with their friends via texting. They end up with nothing to talk about in-real-life. And they have no incentive to spend time together in-real-life.
Try it. Fight the addiction. Turn off the phone for a couple of hours a day. Say no to the stress of always being available to dozens of friends.