Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Mental Winch

With the advent of the iPhone 5S, I have been debating whether to purchase another iPhone or make the switch to Android. The Samsung Galaxy S4 was really attractive due to hardware and the operating systems ease of rooting. My two main concerns were 1. A great camera for my Instagram escapades and 2. A phone with 4G I can create a hot spot with.

I love the apps on my iPhone for taking photos (specifically Camera+) but the S4 has a great camera as well and if I root it, I can turn it into a hot spot for free. The thing is, I don't feel like taking the time for the learning curve. I just want my phone to work.

Something I've noticed as I've gotten older is the seeming decline in my ability to comprehend new things. When you are a kid there are generally way fewer pressures in your life and a phone that glitches, for instance, because you are trying out an experimental ROM is not a huge deal. That's why kids learn things so easily - they are unencumbered by life. I don't think my intelligence has declined but instead I have lost patience with things not working perfectly because I have enough other issues to contend with in my life.

After obsessing for a few days over which phone to purchase, I went with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Because if you're going to do something, why not over do it? I don't want to get stuck in a mental rut so I'm forcing myself to learn a new phone and system and hopefully keep my mind young and open to new things. Along with that, a heavy dose of chill pills to not make such a big deal out if stupid things like cellphones. 

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