<Disclaimer: Like many others, cell phone has become my dependency too>
Dear Mr. Cell Phone,
Your popularity has compelled me to write a letter to you. I come from the time when landlines were in existence. Following this, the cordless phones were introduced, a significant revolution of that time. The cordless was soon replaced by the pagers and eventually you out shadowed the pagers as well. Ever since then, no invention could beat you. What is so peculiar about you that even though you were supposed to be used by people, you are using them instead?
I would like to thank you for making life far easier than anyone could ever imagine. You substantiate your worth in times of real need. Your presence gives each one of us a belief that we are safe and secure. These days, you are a companion in times of distress. You are a bank, an entertainer and not to forget a university (IIN) as a whole 🙂 . Won’t I be right in saying that today people wake up in the morning and check you as if you are the morning newspaper? My mind debates whether you have actually brought people closer or distanced the relationships apart. In my belief, you have come closer to your fellow cell phone but might have distanced the respective owners. Say for eg, phone A and phone B are connected through networking apps or sites, but are person A and person B in true sense attached to each other?
You should know how intensely people are committed to you, as if they are trying to prove their loyalty or something. A sidewards bended skull on a bike, downwards bended heads in public and folded hands reaching out to the ears is a common sight everywhere. People can touch each other, but not each others phone. Without you, it would be difficult to – know what time it is, to solve a math calculation, to remember a single contact number, to know the date, to be able to text a friend when at his place, to take a snap shot at a picture perfect time, to wake up from an alarm in the morning or to even find a way in the dark. Imagining someone else holding one’s phone is a nightmare these days. You cannot be compromised for love or anything else in the world.
People have come to accept that your shape, size and brand define them. But have you ever realized how soon you are worn out and then replaced by a new born fellow cell phone? I am sure there is a lot of rivalry amongst you all than the humans can ever imagine. Who looks slimmer, who costs more, who is more useful, who is smart, who is not, who is white, who is red, who looks beautiful, who goes on for long without the charging and lots more are your salient competitive features. I wonder how you deal with that.
Isn’t it a pride for you to see everyone addicted to you today? I rarely see a soul that’s free in true sense, for people choose to spend even a few minutes of their leisure time with you. You are the first thing people wake up to in the morning and last thing they see in the night. Have you kind of replaced their lovers? It’s a mini heart attack when you are not felt in a pocket. Most of the people are more scared to lose you than their loved ones. I appreciate the utility you have provided us with, all it leaves me ponder is whether we have handicapped ourselves having fallen into your girth. I have never been able to comprehend why relations are falling apart when you are such a smart medium for people to stay in touch.
I hope this small little thing in my head helps me understands this someday.
A dependent user!