I saw this survey online. Which would you give up first?
a. Cell phone
It made me laugh. And then it made me think. How many people would choose cell phone? Honestly. How many people?
About four years ago now, major newspapers reported that there was one cell phone for every two people in the world. Imagine how many exist now.
This is not a post intended to complain about cell phones. That would make me a hypocrite. Although I don’t have a cell phone I would be extremely reluctant to give up my iPod. Or most definitely my laptop. How would I continue to email? Tweet? Blog? Shop online? I can’t imagine my life without these.
That’s odd though isn’t it? I can’t imagine my life without these various forms of technology and the luxuries they provide? When I let that process for a minute it makes me shake my head. Why?
Because actually, if I’m really honest, I can’t imagine my life without my family, my friends, ice cream, books, salsa, falling asleep on the couch, art, music, laughing, nature, my home, carpenters, plumbers, root beer, frogs croaking at night when it’s finally finally Spring and that’s just what I experienced in the last few hours. There’s so much more too.
It reminds me of this key question: “is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be?”