Before I get into my smart phone rant, I will admit that I WILL get a smart phone someday. But hopefully not someday soon. My distaste is not the large amounts of money that you spend on a data plan (that is a valid reason to NOT get a smart phone), but it’s the idea that we are already addicted to our phones way too much – me included! And, not only cell phones, but computers, TV’s, video games and FACEBOOK!
If I were to average how much time I spend on technology in any given day, I would say 8 + at work, then come home and spend 2-3 more hours online and in front of the TV. Much of that I am sure is because it is winter still, and not much you can do outside…but if I were to cut out 2 hours after work, just think of how much I could accomplish, how many friends I could hangout with, how much cleaning I could do, how much crafting I could do.
My goal is to live a simpler life. Not one, bogged down using technology ever waking hour. I want to go on walks, play with my cats, read and practice yoga or meditate. I would love to write, draw or play piano. Unfortunately I have carved such deep habits in my daily routine that I don’t feel as relaxed as I should if I don’t spend time online.
So, if/when I get a smart phone, it will become a part of me. I know it will. An extra appendage that I can’t leave home without. I am not ready for that yet. Some day, I will be, but I am okay with the cell phone that I have now. My happy blue dumb phone.