Losing things may be a good thing?...




We live in the world that may be cold at times. Rushing to and from work every day, most of us don't even notice what is going on around us. We cannot take eyes off our smartphones, sending short texts, browsing some pages on the Internet as we try to pass time on that train ride home. And then one day, you reach in your pocket for that iPhone 5 that you just got and it's not there.

I was on the train, and this guy was basically in panic. He said: "It's my second iPhone, I can't believe I lost it!". What a loss! True, it is an expensive gadget, a necessity of sorts in our techi frentic world of things. But, how really important is it? He started looking frentically all over the train - pretty irrational behavior taking into account that he just got on.

Anyway, I asked him - hey, how long can you live without your iPhone? He said he can't live without it - it's his life. "I've got everything on it - my schedule, address book, favorite websites, notes -  a whole life". This "existence in iPhone" - that's the only way I can put it, narrowed his world and what is going on around him to such a small world that it is really scary. How about looking around and taking time to meet people? It is one thing you need your iPhone to find directions to the museum or an art gallery, it is a totally different thing to spend hours on Facebook sending and "liking" everything that has little meaning whatsoever. Virtual living has no meaning, in my opinion.

Maybe, the universe was setting him up so he could take a look around... and meet someone? A wake up call? No, he thought it was just another misfortune, a happenstance. Unlucky day! The real life was too confusing and unappealing, so he rushed off the train to trace back his lost virtual life...

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