If you know me, even a just a little bit, you know that I am officially addicted to my mobile phone. My beloved Iphone and I hardly ever part; its practically attached to my left hand or within grabbing distance…yes, even when I take a shower!
But today two virals caught my eye. Firstly, it was sir Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group) who wisely quoted that I should not become a slave to technology and that I should manage my phone instead of letting it managing me. Sorry Richard, I am guessing that this is a little too late in my case. Nevertheless, it was the second viral that made me rethink my addiction. It was the below youtube video posted by Charlene deGuzman. The video shows what life without a mobile phone looks like nowadays. So take 2 minutes and 10 seconds to watch the video.
If the number of hits would count as evidence we can conclude that the “call” for a life without a mobile phone is getting bigger. The video of deGuzman has been viewed over 8 million times in 4 days. I must admit that I am as horrible as the friends in the video. But the message of the virals is clear; I will have to leave my mobile phone at home more often, or just not look at it every 10 seconds and enjoy my life with family and friends that a within grabbing distance. Challenge accepted!