Wow! This is interesting. I totally agree that using a phone when with someone is like not being fully present. Many of us do this without thinking of the impact of a seemingly trivial action. We do this with other things too, like eating and scrolling, etc. We live in a distracted and multi-tasking world. No judgment but there are implications. We are never fully present in whatever we do and go through all of life never being fully present and then come to the end of life, and wonder where it all went.
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When our Mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
Thich Nhat Hanh