First of all, the “me” that I’m talking about can be explained as the Jamesian Me. It is one of my “me’s” that “I” has created – a self that reflects “I.” Lem Usita didn’t come up with this, William James did.
Let me tell you a little bit about “cell phone me.” I think I have mine with me most of the time. Have you ever said, my “cell phone is my life,” or “I can’t live without my cell phone.” Okay, that might not exactly describe me, but if I left home without it, I will probably turn around and go home to get it. It is my brain, my mind, my office, my calendar, my internet device, my calculator, camera, oh and my phone. It is a part of me, but not my complete I.
I am writing about this today because at the end of the day, I was looking at my phone and my last call was over 24 hours ago. I have not held the phone to my ear in over 24 hours. I have not received or made a call. I don’t know that I’ve had many of those days. The week in Costa Rica doesn’t count because my phone doesn’t work – and I did hold a phone to my ear during those days there. I did not make a call all day today, and I feel fine.
I guess it’s not really a big deal, but it did surprise me when I realized it.
How about you? What’s the longest you’ve gone without making a call and using your cell phone.