I still remember when my uncle and auntie used a “beeper”. For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about, it’s a small device that can receive a message and will make a beep sound when you have a new message. But you need to call a telephone operator first to relay your message to the person you want to reach out. Amazing isn’t it!? And that time, I thought it’s the best thing already.
Then suddenly the cellular phone came out in the market, not only can you receive messages, it is also useful for call, thus the birth of the phrase, “call and text.” Coolest thing with this is no need anymore for a telephone operator or middle man to get the message across. Just simply text and send it right away. Ohh I almost forgot one of the features, the best game ever created on this cellphone is “snake.”
You definitely guess what’s the next big thing after the analog cellphone right? You’re right the “smartphones.” Thank God for the life of Steve Jobs, he is one of the best if not the best creative genius/inventor of all time. Now most of the things we can do with our smartphones is not only limited to text and call, we can send emails, do chats, take pictures and videos, listen to music, browse the web, enjoying all the latest apps and games. You can blog as well in your smartphone like what I’m doing now!
I just realized wherever we are in this world, regardless of what era we’re from, the world will always say what’s the best for us, “this is the best thing ever, this is the ultimate design or invention ever made”. As if there will be no new invention or technology that will come out to top the present or to challenge the existing status quo.
I love change, I embrace it. The innovation, great minds, excellence… I am all for this, what I don’t like is when we start thinking that these things are the ultimate things and the only best for us then we start to subscribe to the ideology of “must have now” or “let’s do it now.”
How much pressure can we take from the outside force? Can we really cope up from all the “best thing ever” that’s available left and right?
It’s sounds cliché, but real change should come from the inside out. Because true satisfaction, desire, hope, happiness and contentment should be developed first from the inside of us. It should comes out naturally to the outside.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth
Question: What do you think is the best thing ever made in your lifetime? What character or habit is needed to be change from the inside before it manifests outside?