When I am full I stop eating, or should. Often I don’t and the consequences are that I feel sick, bloated and ultimately unwell.
We shouldn’t drink too much. Often we do, and well, you don’t need me to tell you what happens. This is human nature, we consume, we devour.
I don’t want to live this way. I am trying to use only what I need. To re-use and recycle what I can. To break free from the non-stop consumer conveyer belt I find myself riding. Sometimes, I fail… or do I?
‘Your device is almost full, go to settings’
For the first time I find myself in the queue at the Apple store. It’s not a big queue, and it isn’t rowdy, we’re British and reserved you know. Yes, I have consumed. I find myself on the upgrade bandwagon. The iPhone 6 proves that I am still a consumer.
I did justify it to myself. A couple of years ago I bought an iPhone 5 and for the past couple of months I had been getting the above message. I had run out of space. The iPhone has become a very useful tool as I create. It is part of my writing process and now my music creating process. The iPhone 5 was beginning to reach its limits though. A lack of space and, when dealing with audio, speed.
What I need to do is remove the superfluous. I have far too many apps on the iPhone, ones I don’t use and don’t need. It’s funny but I find myself using the old hoarder’s argument, well I may use it one day.
The question I am asking myself is whether I am legitimately justifying my need. I never needed an iPhone before it existed. Now though, I am ordering and upgrading on release day. I don’t want to be on this consumer conveyer belt, but I can’t, apparently, break the ties yet.