I believe that everything in this world absolutely has an opposite side like a coin. There are light and shadow. There are black and white. There are good and bad. Bla bla bla… And of course, in this current digital world there are technology overload versus solitude as well.
Last weekend, I watched a couple of popular movies based on true stories, which are totally different. One is “Into the Wild’, whereas another one is “Jobs”. Actually, it was the second time of watching Jobs. I have watched this movie last year once. It still impressed me though.
Into the Wild is a true story about Christopher McCandless, a young man who abandoned everything, his home, family and possessions. He gave all his saving money to the charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. He wanted to spent time with nature and to be away from the trappings of the modern world. This movie reminds me to think about when I gave up on using my cell phone. Actually, I didn’t want to stop using it. But, I’m about to leave town in a few days so I don’t want to re-up my phone to keep service active during I’m out of the States. I have stopped using my phone for almost a couple weeks. It caused me to read a book instead. And reading book also caused me to think and get many ideas.
I was thinking about how I could contact my family when I arrive the airport? But I think it’s not a big deal as long as I still remember my dad’s phone number. I think about to move some steps back to use a public telephone. It’s such old-fashion, isn’t it? Honestly, I’m not so sure if it still exists. But don’t worry; I also have a plan B. If I cannot find a public telephone, I believe I can borrow someone’s cell phone to call to my dad. Somebody can save my life, I believe that.
On the other hand, move to technology overload movie, Jobs is an American biographical drama film based on the extraordinary life of Steve Jobs. It’s about ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. The movie tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology and the world forever.
This movie encourages me to think big and then bigger. The world never stops being developed. There will be more technology to be born. I think there will be another Jobs, I mean another one who can change the world and technology like Jobs did. May be this person could be you or me! Life is your great opportunity. Actually, I can say opportunity is on you hand, you can make it happens whenever you want as long as you never give up!
Last but not least, you can choose the way you want your life to be. You can be like Christopher McCandless or Steve Jobs. It depends on what makes your life worth living.
Enjoy your way of life,