April 3, 2006 @ 10:29 am by sean
Over the weekend I hung out with Angie King and Jen Buck. How cool is that?! It felt good to once again be around people I am familiar with. To explain my opinions and me, but know that I am already understood. To hear of others while having already established love for them. Being comfortable because I know I am in the presence of those with whom there is a shared love is quite a blessing, and a luxury to be sure. Even in Oxford I felt as if we had just gone to some city in the states none of us had been to.
If everyone in the world focused more on loving everyone else instead of being loved, then no one would be unloved. Since it may seem unlikely that everyone in the world will love, even if half of the world loved 2 different people, everyone would still be covered. I know I can love more than 2 people.
The unowned cell phone cannot ring in public, disturbing the lives of others.
One who does not own a cell phone will not accidentally leave the ringer of their cell phone on when getting a call during class.
Without a cell phone, one does not have to rush to silence their phone in a quiet and peaceful public place.
Without a cell phone, one can enter into discussion with those around them about their favorite song, rather than forcing others to hear it as it rudely blasts the first 3 secods of it from their phone whenever they receive a call.
In the few years that mobile phones have become mainstream, we have already accepted the interference to life, and I find it rather annoying. I do not care how cool the song of your ring tone is, I do not want to hear it. It is unacceptable for a phone to ring in a place such as a library or anywhere that peace and quiet has been established. It is the same as some one standing up and yelling out someones name.
I hate mobile phones. I hate the blatant disruption to peace and quiet. I hate the disruption to actual face to face communication. I hate the complete disregard for those around the person with the loud ring tone, or the two beeps telling one they have received a message when others are attempting to sleep in the room in the hostel.
MP3 players as well. If you are going to listen to it, keep it private. I do not have mobile music because I do not want it, so I do not want to hear yours. It could be my favorite band, I do not care. Do not interrrupt my life with your music if it coming from a source meant to be personal. I did not ask you to play it loud enough to hear it, so why are you doing it?
I am so bloody tired of cell phones and the disruption we allow them to make in our lives.
I do not smoke because I do not want smoke in my lungs. That is why they are banning smoking in public places, because it is unkind to others. I do not use a mobile phone because I do not want to interfere with life. That is why it is unkind for you to interfere with mine. It is avoidable. Just as one can not smoke, you can remember to turn your phone on silence. It vibrates anyway so it is not like you will miss the call. Or leave it at home.
Hopefully someday we can have mobile phone sections in restaurants like smoking sections, so those of us who appreciate peace, quietness, and conversation with those actually in our vicinity, can be free from the rude interference of those who have such a blatant disregard for such things.