I recently got a Smart Phone—the iphone 4 to be exact. I got it for free since Apple just released the iphone 5. I pretty sure I'm one of the last people on the earth to graduate to a Smart Phone. I was holding out for a lot of reason but mostly for the reasons of this post.
I am going to confess to a few outrageous things: 1. I don't actually liked to be reached at all times of the day 2. I don't like my phone to rule my life 3. I believe that people come before electronics ALWAYS 4. Everything is NOT urgent 5. Just because you can reach me instantly doesn't mean I am always available.
In this fashion urgency has lost is flavor a bit. If everything needs be instant and urgent then how does anyone know the difference?
I can't you how many times someone has called me and couldn't actually talk to me. They were multitasking or trying to do too many things at once. A part of me just laughs as they called me. I didn't call them. They could've waited until they had the time or the place to actually talk to me.
Also, it baffles me a bit that people get so upset (sometimes even angry) when I don't respond immediately to them either via email, text, or mobile. Yes, I periodically turn off my phone. Yes, I put my phone on silence most of the work day. Yes, I decline calls when I'm with people, eating, driving, talking to my family, friends, or roommates. Yes, I sometimes don't get to my emails immediately. Yes, sometimes I do an electronic fast where I don't use any electronics. And, yes, I am perfectly okay.
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I DARE you to turn off your phone more, to never use it on a date (unless you absolutely need it or for an emergency), to focus more on people rather than multi tasking, to not use your phone in the car (even on your commute), to close your laptop, turn off itunes, take your earphone out, turn off your ipod, turn off the tv, and for go out and live more of you life unplugged!
I love my gadgets, every single one, and don't condone them, but when they become more important than the people using them—that worries me.