Monday, November 16, 2009
How many of you (or friends of yours) freak out when they lose their cell phone, or leave it at home, or the battery dies? I know I am guilty of overreacting when one of those things occurs. But is it really necessary? No! Of course not. People survived running out of gas or going to the grocery store alone long before cell phones.
Now it would be really easy to sit down and throw your hands up and say, "I can't do anything, I'm a product of my environment. It's just the way I was raised!", but that's just laziness. You know better, you're just too lazy to get up and do anything about it. If you take the time to really think about what you NEED out of life and what you THINK you need (but really is just a desire), you may start looking at things a little bit differently.
Try spending just one day limiting your cell phone, television, or internet use. Instead, go to a park, read a book, go for a walk, anything. Go outside and get away from technology. Get in touch with nature and YOURSELF. Go meet a friend and have a face-to-face conversation, instead of an exchange of abbreviations via text. You might be surprised to discover that you don't really miss the things you're stepping away from, that you don't really need them as much as you think you do.