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Daily Prompt: Free Association, The Earth comforts, and renews us!

Write down the first words that comes to mind when we say . . .

. . . home. Comfort

. . . soil. Earth

. . . rain. Renewal

Use those words in the title of your post.

Part of my choosing to live as a Buddhist, is that it requires me to consider how my thoughts, speech and actions impact other beings. This has allowed me the comfortable feeling of not being stressed about having the latest it item. I’ll use the cellphone as an example, Apple Iphone which has released a new must have model every year or recently less than a year. Many people line up to replace the current model with the new one, only the last release saw something unprecedented, loyal customers upset that there was less than one year between releases. People are starting to demand considerable improvement between models, to justify changing. Currently the projection according to industry publications is that Apple will be lucky to achieve a 22% market share. Have no fear, there is a rumor of a fingerprint scanner in the next version, yet with the quality of camera most phones have, an app to compare your iris with the registered owner would be easily implemented. I am planning on replacing my Motorola Milestone XT720 because I recently damaged the screen. This phone which is almost 3 years old, has an 8mb camera and xenon flash, which is one of the reasons I chose it. As I use MSFT products on my computer, I am seriously considering the Nokia Lumia 920 as a replacement. This purchase fits with my philosophy to replace what needs to be replaced, not buying to keep up with the lemmings. My current phone will be delivered to a recycling facility that supports the Basel Convention through support of BAN.

This is a small example of how we can maintain a level of comfort in our lives, while our technology goes through a process of renewal, while respecting the earth is a finite resource.

 

 

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