Today my post will be about mobile phones. I had this story in my drafts for quite some time now, but I always ended up publishing other stories first. You know, it's pretty interesting to see how technology has weaved its way into our lives and with rapid speed it made sure that we can't live without it or at least not for long. Most things happen via the internet these days and even the most stubborn people (at least in my environment I had a few stubborn people) who said e.g. 'Nuh uh. I won't get a mobile phone. Ever! *insert storming out of a room*'.... they eventually cave in.
Maybe it's not because they wanted to get one, but it became simple too difficult not to have one. Insert scenarios where you either had a miss communication or weren’t able to tell that you're stuck in traffic etc. In the end, most people want to do everything as easy & effortless as possible. Personally, I don't mind having a one. I kind of like technology and to see what new things are out there, but I can live without it. Hold on! This is only goes for the phone and not the internet hehe. Internet is a whole other story, but with a phone it;s different. Maybe because I'm not a phone person. I rather text than call and I don’t really like the fact that I can be reachable all the time.
A while ago, I had to get a new phone, because my old one decided to stop living, it seriously just stopped. Well okay, I exaggerate. To be more specific the touch screen part stopped and let this be the most important part of the phone. I couldn't enter the main menu anymore or text/dial someone. Before it got worse, I got in a few situations where I had to meet with friends and my phone just temporarily died. Yes. It started to temporarily die at first. In these moments I realized how I take my phone for granted, because I always have it with me and I rely on it to work when I need it. However, getting in these ‘temporarily out of reach’ situations didn't make me think further to insert the card in another phone though. But this is a story for another time. It will be about how my brain works....it will confuse you.
Mobile phones from a few years ago, seems to be much more stable and reliable. My mom still has a phone that’s probably considered ancient nowadays. Even though it’s ancient, it’s still as good as new. Whereas my phone, which is like a couple of mobile generations further, started to malfunction within year. BUT! I have to admit, that I made it fly a couple of times, so that could have shorten its life as well *ahem*. So far, I noticed the fancier the phones get, the more flaws it seems to have.
This is my ramble story for today! Times are busy here! I'm still working on my 2nd site/blog. I had to put it aside for awhile as I had other projects to finish. Now I'm working on it again and it should be finished soon, along with new products in Zazzle & Etsy store. Exciting times ahead :D.
Question of today: In these high tech times, are you addicted to your phone or do you still rather live without it?
Enjoy your weekend!