I hate to say it. I've done a story similar to this where we all seem tethered to our phones via social media and it seems very, well, hypocritical of me to write about it when I suffer from the same addiction. This pretty much came about as I was checking my blog earlier today, as well as my personal Facebook page, and wondered where all those notifications were that kept popping up so much just last week?
I guess this is my way of saying I'll cut back on checking Facebook and Google+ notifications. So I'm going to put down the phone and focus my time and attention to the people I'm with at that moment.
Enjoy this little story. Hahaha, and sorry I went so weird with the last two stories. I just had to write them that way. I'll try to pull back from the weird.
*picture is originally from http://www.idownloadblog.com/2013/06/05/apple-to-appeal-itc-samsung-ruling/
01/05/2014 (Sunday)- Validation: Only When Needed
Again… I check my phone.
Damn it, no notifications. No email, text, call, or requests.
Dropping my phone to the table I flip it over so that its face down. Trying to resist the need for connection and affirmation, the search for inherent value and meaning in the mundane.
I focus on the work screen in front of me:
Consumption of an abstract need burns me.
Try as I can with all my might, my eyes return to my phone.
Over this constant
Need for validation. To feel that I’m here, living, ali—