It’s not that I don’t consider the opportunity to move to a new device when the opportunity arrises. One recent instance of this actually came from a seemingly unlikely source — i broke my iPad mini. It fell off a table onto a concrete coffeeshop floor screen first and shattered. I use my mini a lot. It’s my second most used device. I was crestfallen. So, in considering whether to do nothing and go without, have the screen repaired, replace the it, or go another direction, I considered the option of moving to a iPhone 6 or 7 plus. From those I know with them they have replaced both their iPhones and iPads with one single device. This idea of replacing two devices with one appealed to me and I gave it some serious consideration. But, then a good deal came up on a brand new iPad mini 4 better than the one I lost. Sometimes, fate shows you the way.
-Patrick Rhone, “One More Thing…” Newsletter
There comes a time in each person’s life when they must find happiness in what they have. The sentiment reminds me of The Giving Tree when, in the end, an old man with nothing to show from a life of chasing material things just needs a place to sit and rest.
I think I’ll rest with my current iPhone for a little while longer.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard