Lost in a Small Country Town

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A few weeks ago I was in a small country town and lost cell reception when I needed it for GPS. I had to get somewhere amongst hills and hills of corn fields. I was getting so stressed and annoyed because I needed to be somewhere soon and had no idea where I was or where the place was. Eventually, after driving in the direction I thought it was, I finally got some reception to lead me the way. I relaxed and got there on time.

Why on Earth was I getting stressed and annoyed at this? I realized that there was no point in worrying about such a thing. I would get there and find it when I did, it wasn’t the end of the world. It definitely wasn’t worth the stress; and wasn’t worth getting annoyed, or even angry, at the GPS not working. It’s not like it was the GPS’s fault!

Why on Earth was I getting stressed and annoyed at this? I realized that there was no point in worrying about such a thing. I would get there and find it when I did, it wasn’t the end of the world. It definitely wasn’t worth the stress; and wasn’t worth getting annoyed, or even angry, at the GPS not working. It’s not like it was the GPS’s fault!

Why on Earth was I getting stressed and annoyed at this? I realized that there was no point in worrying about such a thing. I would get there and find it when I did, it wasn’t the end of the world. It definitely wasn’t worth the stress; and wasn’t worth getting annoyed, or even angry, at the GPS not working. It’s not like it was the GPS’s fault!

Why on Earth was I getting stressed and annoyed at this? I realized that there was no point in worrying about such a thing. I would get there and find it when I did, it wasn’t the end of the world. It definitely wasn’t worth the stress; and wasn’t worth getting annoyed, or even angry, at the GPS not working. It’s not like it was the GPS’s fault!

Why on Earth was I getting stressed and annoyed at this? I realized that there was no point in worrying about such a thing. I would get there and find it when I did, it wasn’t the end of the world. It definitely wasn’t worth the stress; and wasn’t worth getting annoyed, or even angry, at the GPS not working. It’s not like it was the GPS’s fault!

While driving, I had a realization of just how dependent we are nowadays on our GPS, and even just having some sort of phone service. Losing service is like losing access to the outside world. We are seemingly helpless. The world is super scary when we don’t have it. Which, truly, is kind of stupid. Humans have lived without cell phones or GPS for thousands of years. If I had needed it, I could have asked a local where to drive, or use those magical paper things called maps!

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While driving, I had a realization of just how dependent we are nowadays on our GPS, and even just having some sort of phone service. Losing service is like losing access to the outside world. We are seemingly helpless. The world is super scary when we don’t have it. Which, truly, is kind of stupid. Humans have lived without cell phones or GPS for thousands of years. If I had needed it, I could have asked a local where to drive, or use those magical paper things called maps!

Luckily, I know how to read a map, but many people my age and younger don’t. We are losing our skills. We aren’t passing on knowledge because it’s just easier to rely on the endless knowledge available to us via the internet. But, you know what? The internet on your phones isn’t very helpful without service, let alone if your phone dies!

I got to where I needed to go, though the journey was tougher than it would have been otherwise. Sometimes the toughest journeys are the best ones. They help us grow!

We need to get lost. We need to disconnect. Eventually, we will find our way, even if it isn’t easy at first. Don’t stress. You will get there.

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