For the last ten minutes or so i have been looking at my phone. Truly there isn’t much to look at because it’s a flip phone but it got me thinking. Thinking about how cell phones changed how we interact with others, go about our daily lives and how much time people spend on their phones. There are a few reasons why i don’t have an iPhone or an android:
1) I simply do not care enough to get one. For some people they might not understand why i don’t care so i am going to tell you (i was going to anyway but figured i just make sure). To have a smartphone doesn’t interest me. I have twitter and facebook but i feel that i don’t need a phone to check it or use snapchat and instagram because i would post pictures neither i or the people who follow me actually like. I don’t need to have all these apps that in ten years won’t even be around.
2) I like being different whether it may get me laughed at or not. For most people who find out i still have a flip phone they tend to laugh then ask me questions on why i don’t have one and why i should get one. People who i guess do not know me whether or not they grill me on not being “up to date” or “girls are going to laugh at you because of that” then that is fine with me. It’s not going to change anything. If it bothers people that much that i have a flip phone then buy me a iPhone or an android and pay for my bill and i will gladly use that phone. If not then keep your two cents because those my friend i have a enough of thank you very much.
3) I personally feel it is a waste of money. Now i am not saying it is a complete waste of money i just think phones of that caliber are a lot of money. You may be thinking “oh you must not have money to pay for those phones” i have money for a nice smartphone. Do not worry about that it is just the fact that i don’t want to spend a few hundred bucks for a phone that isn’t going to be around in a few years. I rather just keep my shitty phone for now and wait till a price drop or a phone that really intrigues me to spend that amount of money. Until that day my flip phone will be around for as long as it is still working.
Last but not least 4) Fuck what you think. Whether or not you like the fact i do have a flip phone or ask me a million and one questions to why i don’t have a better phone or just wanna good laugh go for it. Truly i have zero cares for your opinion, because at the end of the day i am still gonna call the same people, text the same people and use social media and other apps on my computer that i love very dearly as long as i can. I am happy with what technologies i have or do not have. People may have problems with it but sorry you entered the store where we are all out of fucks, sorry try again next time.
This may sound like i am complaining about other people and their opinions. Honestly it is not that, all it is me stating my opinion on others opinions and actions. If i was complaining i have others forms of doing that and i wouldn’t put those concerns on the internet for everyone who has access can see. It is just (as i said before) me stating my opinion on a certain topic some people have different opinions on.
Well its almost 8:30 and i am going to finish texting all my cool friends with my flip phone. YEAH MY PHONE FLIPS OPEN! WHAT DOES YOUR PHONE DO???!!! NOTHING BESIDES HAVE A CASE AROUND IT AND YOU CAN TOUCH THE SCREEN!!! OH YOU ARE SOOOOOOOO COOL!!! Sorry about that it had to be done. I will be in my tree fort if anyone needs me. I do apologize for the screaming that was not intended for you unless you fall into any of these four reasons. You were just being nice enough to read this and got yelled at i am sorry and one day will make it up to you by buying you a nice ice cream of your choice.
Before i get to the main topic of this post i just want to say thank you to everyone who follows me and also reads/likes my post. I didn’t think anyone would actually read what i have typed on here. i figured it would just be a friend or two but seeing a good amount of people liking my posts and following my blog is amazing. Hopefully i can keep you all interested for many more posts.
Everyone deals with change. No, not the change in your pocket even though money is nice to have when you need it. I am talking about the other kind of change. For me personally change has been that person you know but aren’t the biggest fan of. You will say hi to them but you don’t really want to. That is how i see change, sometimes i see it way to much other times i don’t see it at all. I have moved tons of times, gone to different schools, met different people, lived with different people. The list can go on for a long time, but change is a good and a bad thing depending on what is changing. If your moving to a new town and getting to experience a whole new atmosphere then your used to then change can be new and interesting. On the other hand change can be a asshole and really mess up how things are going like a death in the family or losing a job. In the long run it is a learning experience and can make you a better person. Just depends on how you adapt to it.
After these three more weeks of resting my foot because the fracture i caused hopefully i can make some changes myself. I have a solid blueprint of things i need to get done and want to be different once my walking is back at 100% or even 90%. For an example to get my license. I know what you may be thinking twenty years old and not even a license? Well due to certain maturity levels and other bad excuses i still do not have my license. Since i do have this free time i do have time to study and get mentally prepared for it but in the state of Connecticut (which i live in, but that is obvious since i am talking about it. Sorry i am not a very smart person sometimes. It happens, as you are seeing it now.) to get your license you need a adult permit then wait three months then be able to take the test to get your license. There are other things i am working on but those will be surprises which i will talk about after a certain amount of time and completion.
I remember back in summer of 2008 and all my friends were hanging out and getting new computers, all i heard about was facebook and twitter. I didn’t know what either of those sites were because i didn’t have a computer and i was moving to a different city to live with my father. When i started high school they provided me and all the other students with tablets so we can do school work at home and in school. That was when i started using facebook and twitter little did i know how popular and crazy these sites would be.
My issue with social media is how people are so invested into them. You could be driving and i bet you will see a minimum ten people either driving while texting, talking on their phone or even on their phone at a red light. It has taken over people’s lives. In person interaction has taken a back seat, nowadays if you want to talk to someone you could just text them or message them on facebook then talking to them on the phone and seeing them in person. I remember when i was younger before all these smartphones were coming out and all kids had were landlines. If you wanted to talk to someone you either had to call them, see them in person or talk to them on IM. Those were the days when social media wasn’t all that big and really all i had was Myspace (which is so much cooler then facebook or any other sites to be honest.) Hopefully one day there can be a way when people don’t need their phones 24/7 and wont be endangering their lives while driving just so they can see what is happening on instagram.
As i sit and wait till technology gets more advanced i will be in my tree fort playing Nintendo 64 and playing Pokemon stadium 2.