After all, we always want to make sure we are doing the best we can to avoid slipping, breaking, or losing something in our day to day life.
For some, slipping is the least of their worries. Unfortunately, it’s not nearly the risk-free feeling that we all know it to be. While we can often make a conscious choice not to slip, there are also ways to cause yourself to slip and not even know it. One of the most common ways is by taking steps that would be considered unethical, immoral, or even illegal, and not taking them. We take these steps and we don’t even know it.
One of my biggest concerns for living in a world where things are all “legal” is that, if I do something unethical, immoral, or illegal, then I am essentially robbing myself of my life. The problem? Many of the most unethical, immoral, and illegal things are actually very easy to do and they are often done for nothing. For example, a lot of people take their cell phones with them when they go on vacation.
And yet, here I am walking down the street in the middle of the night. I can text someone and they get a message within a few minutes. This is even more exciting than getting a phone call from a friend at an office desk.
I’ve been guilty of stealing a lot of things over the years, but I’ve never stolen a phone. There are a few reasons I never stole a phone, but the only one that makes sense is: Most phones have a pin number that gives you a code number to enter when you call. So I’d have the code number, say, 91313, and then I could take my phone and call myself on 91313.
Ive never wanted to take my phone because I don’t want to be tracked, but I’ve stolen my phone enough times that I’m willing to do it again. It’s a small price to pay for a nice phone.
Yes, I agree that a phone is a nice thing to have—it’s a reminder of a certain era, a way to communicate with friends, a way to communicate when I can’t get on the internet. But I also know that these days, phones have become less about communication and more about tracking, and that makes me think that a phone may be as good as it gets for someone with the desire to track me.
This may be a little harsh, but I would argue that phones have made it so easy to track a lot of us that they may be a good thing, so long as we aren’t all doing it. I know my wife knows I’ve been using her phone a lot more than ever before and I’m no longer willing to give up my phone.
I remember when tapers offs were my go to excuse to not be tracked. I remember being a guy who loved to hang out with a friend who was a taper off. This was the guy who hung out with friends at bars, went to places where he could meet girls and got laid. And so, when your friends text you about something, you call them and tell them that you will be right back.