Recently, as a lot of you know, my phone self destructed and I had to go about 2weeks without it. I know, how on earth did I survive? Did I lose my sanity? Guess what? The results are in…. and my sanity is still intact! Okay, so there may be some who differ with that opinion, but what do they know! They don’t have solid proof, so I will stick to my story. 🙂
I will admit I love having a phone. I could list the reasons, but am not going into that. Yes, there are a lot of reasons I I like having a phone, but there are a lot of things that simply can’t compare to a phone!
Phones cannot give real hugs! Phones cannot take your hand as you are walking under the stars with someone you love! My husband and I used to take midnight walks in the trailer court that we first lived in. He worked 2nd shift so I would wait up for hm and off we would go for a stroll. Yes, we still take walks hand in hand. Can’t say we have taken a midnight walk anytime lately though.
Phones cannot take the place of real conversations. I am very grateful to be able to text and carry on conversations with people who I can’t have face to face conversations with, but does it compare to a face to face contact? Most definitely not!
Phones have their place. I don’t want to give my phone up. My husband has already joked that I am quickly wearing out my new phone! Hey, I have to make sure it works, before the warranty runs out!
This post isn’t about making you feel guilty for having a phone, but it is a reminder that phones really are just a thing. A thing that can’t compare to a human relationship. If we forget that we are in danger of losing so much!
It is about the fact that we as a society have to make sure that we don’t let phones rule us. They should not dictate our lives, and it can happen quicker then you think. We need to remember the value in the human relationship and stop phones from interfering with that. We need to not let the world pass us by, as we are glued to the screens of our phone.
A dear friend of mind had shared the link below on Facebook and it struck my heart. As the saying goes, ” A picture is worth a thousand words!”
After posting this I was told that the link wasn’t working. I removed it and will try later today to post it. Sorry! Just another example of how technology can be great when it works, but when it doesn’t…..!