A few months back, I was at a wedding event in a resort far away from the city, it seemed to be exactly midst a forest (I am just exaggerating it) but then I was using a particular network that had no coverage there. Result? I could make no phone calls, no texts and social networking was out of the option. The resort had its WIFI of course, but then I was not staying there I was just involved in that wedding and was staying at a different guest house with bare minimum facilities.
My entire day was clogged with work and I had very less time for myself but then even to coordinate with your co-workers I needed to talk to them, the walkie-talkie had a limit to its coverage too and the moment I exceeded it I could hear no one. It hampered my work, yes it did but then I got to see the plus side too.
Network keeps us connected, it is handy and very useful… yes I know that. But then isn’t it bothering all the time? Someone calls and you have to be there to pick up otherwise you are rude, someone texts and you have to reply otherwise you are avoiding them. With no working phone around all I concentrated on was my work and was at peace for the entire time. Well, if someone needed me then they could say it over the walkie and if I was unreachable then I was relieved of the work, a benefit of course to avoid the overload which you are not even meant to do.
I got to know that day how much we are dependent on these technologies, we have to talk we need a phone, we want pictures we need a phone, we want to know the time we need a phone, we want to know the distance between the resort and the guest house we need the phone! Of course we need the network too, otherwise what use is the phone of?
I still enjoyed it. It was a weird relief to shun away from the constant use of the mandatory expertise. I had to stay there for two days and for the entire two days I had the opportunity to be with myself.
All I had to keep in mind was that the end of the day I made sure to give a call to my parents and tell them I was okay and I would call them as soon as I got to my place.
Would you prefer the time with yourself and even think of ostracizing your phone?