How long can you go without your phone?
I just finished watching Mr. Harrigan's Phone. It is available in Netflix. It is based on Stephen King's short story.
A quick search on the net will tell you the summary of it. It tells of a boy who made a connection with an old billionaire man, even befriending him.
You wouldn't think they'll be having such strong bond that even after the old man died, he would still be calling and texting from the grave. Was the old man really dead?
Watch and find out.
One thing mentioned there was about how the things we own tend to own us instead just like our phones, laptops, mostly all our material things, riches and wealth.
As simple as a phone, it takes so much of our time. How many times have you said "one more episode" and then enough? Until one becomes two, three and more.
Why? Because we are enjoying it you say. This is just a one-time thing you say.
The movie also touched upon the subject of how much information is out there. So many contents to consume just with the touch of our fingers.
We kept consuming now more than ever because it has become convenient.
We throw common sense out the window just for content.
We don't want to be accountable of the things we post online because of our "right" and "freedom." Entitled much.
When these bites back, we play the victim card.
We throw morals, honesty, kindness out the door to stay relevant.
Sometimes these developments in science and technology, advancement of things, upgrades, updates - they are causing us more harm than good. We use up our resources, destroying our planet and even humanity.
Also, what others have we want to have it too.
Are we any better than the lives of our ancestors?
If we don't have these advanced technologies, do you think you will survive? We misplace our phones for just a minute and we felt like we have lost a loved one already.
Would you be willing to live away from development free from phones and internet?