Friday, October 31, 2008

sWitCh iT oFf!

lately, i have realised that it has become very difficult to switch off my mobile phone. it does not matter if i don't receive a message or a call, i need to switch it on. i realise that every time i get an sms, i immediately look at it, whether i'm in class or whether i'm in the middle of a conversation with a friend. now, i know this is an impolite habit, but it is very hard to resist the temptation of reaching for my phone and checking out the message. in reality, most of the time these messages that come are mundane, not so significant "where are you?" "what are you doing?" "let's go have tea" kind of messages. of course, i'm not saying that these are unnecessary. it is very essential for our communication and relation to send each other such kind of smses. the only problem is that we should know when and how we should use the device that man has made.

for instance, it is not cool to use a phone when your best friend is sitting with you. you can either make the call later, or politely excuse yourself if it's important or make sure that you're not on the phone for long.

i also hate the fact that i wake up to every beep that my phone makes. i still know even if i keep it on vibration. the likely solution would be to just switch it off. but, no! that would be insane, not vogue and totally not cool!

it is exactly for this reason, this lack of self control and self censorship that keeps me bothered. it has become clear that i'm letting this small, communicative technology control my life. man has become controlled by his creation. this is a very bad power struggle. how can i ever let a machine take control over me?

it is time to limit my cell phone use and abuse. it is time for me to take control. it is time to engage in animated conversations with my friends over a cup of tea, with my cell phone switched off!

9 comments:

mammie said...

exactly...why would I allow myself to take control over me by man-made machine....no.....never....I know this is insane....

But...what can I do now...tho' I said I wouldnt, yet I have already been taken over by it.....no wonder we are living in the technology world.

illusionaire said...

I used to be like you :) Now I have long learned how to ignore my phone when it vibrates in my pocket (incoming sms) when I am doing something important. Coz history has taught me that nothing is ever that urgent that cannot wait a few minutes while I complete my work first.

I guess you will learn in time too. I hope you do.

:)

lalG said...

yeah i love nuthin more than to reply ya comments being a little bit high!!

illusionaire said...

Ekhai! :)

eszet said...

rmbr tht tym we sat at gops til 2am chattin away js cz we didnt feel like studyin..lollzz!!i think it was tht nite i got a phonecall so i made you sit all alone for quite some time.i stil rmbr how mad you were at me.ok so tht was kinda impolite on my part.sorry!
i guess cell phones do control r lives..they make a lot of things sooo convenient esp for an impatient person like me! ;)

OpaHmar said...

egg-jack-lee, i think its high time we learn that not every call (save msg) is important
Still, it bugs me to see ppl fiddling with their phones in the midst of company - disrespect
and i think it kinda makes me feel important and disciplined to be able to resist the urge to not take every call or check msg instantly (half of them are from airtel anyway hehe)

OpaHmar said...

btw is that u on wordpress "is this love"

Alejendro said...

Hey you must read this one... a day off from phone .. :-D http://alejendro.blogspot.com/2009/11/no-phone-day.html

illusionaire said...

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