Why some people have this habit?From far away we see them walking and talking to themselves, waving their hands in expressions and we feel, "Is this fellow mad? Why is he talking to himself." We may also feel that he might be mentally depressed and angry and hence be talking to himself.
But all our assumptions go wrong when we go near to that person and find that there is nothing wrong with him. In fact, he is talking over his mobile phone with handsfree earphones plugged into his ears.
With the mobile addiction growing among people this is one of the common scenes encountered nowadays where we see people talking on the phone with earphones plugged into their ears while doing different tasks like walking on the road, shopping, driving etc.
This is a very dangerous practice I feel as it makes a person unaware of his surroundings. There have been road accident cases reported where people are not able to hear the vehicle horns and also some cases where people have been run away by trains while crossing the railway tracks as they are not able to hear train siren due to the earphones.
It is said that continuous talking with earphones can reduce hearing power also.
Are some people getting sucked into this handsfree addiction? Do they have so much to talk about?