Aren’t we? It’s so hard to challenge what we are used to. And now it’s happened again.
Recently, Apple unveiled their newest products. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch 2, and the AirPods. Being a tech person myself, interested on new electronic innovations for this ever changing world, this company challenged yet again the status quo. It’s not actually that new because the technology’s been around for quite some time but it wasn’t that famous. As we move on the wireless world we live in today, this was a big step. Yeah, really.
With their newest products, one concern that most people got talking was with the removal of the headphone jack. No more pugging in of the 3.5mm headphones that we used to love. I myself as a usual consumer of audio content on Spotify, Soundcloud and on other apps with all of my Headphones and Earbuds, even with my Stereo speaker at home having that kind of headphone jack, now I was thinking, I won’t be able to use it any more if I upgrade to the newest iPhone.
Okay, honestly, I’m not gonna upgrade just yet. If you knew me well, you might have thought I’ve been interested of getting the new one. I still have a working phone with me and it’s not necessary yet to upgrade what I have. But I must say that the waterproof capabilities of that phone is quite enticing. It’s not enough tho for me to purchase right away the newest one if I also considered the budget I currently have.
We can now say goodbye the 3.5mm headphone jack.
It’s hard. It’s difficult to push aside all the stuff that’s compatible with that to now move forward with wireless headsets and earbuds. I just purchased for myself a wireless headset myself and I must say, It’s awesome and I didn’t quite notice the sound difference from my previous headsets and earbuds, not mentioning the best feeling of not having those wires all over me as I listen. Good experience so far.
Quite a jump from what we are used to, now going forward with new stuff.
We’re accustomed to the usual stuff and now If we’re challenged to move forward to a usually better idea, we struggle to cope up to the differences. The transition from keypads to touchscreens. The move from manual cars to automatics. The upgrades of TVs from bulky to flatscreens. From turntables to casettes, to CDs, to Blurays. Now, wired to wireless.
Isn’t this quite like life itself? Isn’t that the reason why there’s discussions and bad criticism over this? Because we’re not accustomed to have big changes?
Frustrating to have been kicked from an old job only to find yourself finding a new one. Or maybe to have a relationship being broken up and now struggling to move on and get yourself back together again. Maybe you flunked the board exams to find yourself reviewing and taking it again. Or just simply moving out from your old house to a new home.
Don’t be afraid. Do take that first step. Even parents were quite afraid, but at the same time excited, with their baby’s first steps despite tripping and falling over. Now that baby’s grown up, walking. You are that.
Can’t leave this entry without any reference to scripture so I’ll leave this here.
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
– Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Change is coming. It’s this administration’s battle cry and people are sick of being deprived of their rights wanting to have a better life. You do too. You deserve a good life. People have been struggling and maybe now it’s time. Struggle. Be challenged.
Don’t mind the mistakes before. Don’t fuss over what’s left.
Learn from it. Shake it off, and step on it.
It’s time to move forward.
RM Cristobal is behind the blog RM Wanders. He's a multimedia artist and a blogger/vlogger. A guy who loves to travel, eat, teach, and use media to live and love for the Glory of God. Connect with him through the social media links!