The Wisdom of Not Using a Mobile Phone
Take note I said ‘using’ and not ‘having’. Having a cellphone and not using it is a challenge to discipline self.
The worst thing about having a celphone is it deludes us to a false sense of urgency. The fear of missing on something we falsely consider important—social networks, forum replies, etc…—also makes us crave for our phones. It’s shocking how many people tried to save their phones from destruction to end up losing their lives too.
The fact is there are very few things that can’t wait long enough for us to attend to. I prefer having time to think things over, learn patience and calm down than be stressed needlessly.
Why you should buy less crap to be happier in life
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore, Dream, Discover.” — Mark Twain
‘It’s everywhere in the media.The Lamborghinis on Wall Street, the Louis Vuitton bags that celebrities wear, the mansions that “successful” people live in. The list goes on.
‘We’ve fooled ourselves into believing that the sole recognition — no, definition — of success and happiness comes from the type of cars we own or the number of zeros in our bank account. We’ve put the notion of material success on a pedestal and convinced those around us to adopt the same beliefs…’