When Things Breaks

1984 2I finally got a new headset. It has been years, and I finally did it. There is nothing quite as satisfying as ripping into a new piece of equipment. Ask anyone. Sometimes, with different pieces of equipment, it can be annoying to have something new, because you need to wait for things to come out of ‘factory settings’ mode. Some devices and apparatuses need to be broken in. There isn’t always time. It can become a hassle. But with a headset, there is no such period of time, thankfully. No break in, no freak out. There is just plug and play. And that, by the way, is one of my favorite computer terms. It is simple and to the point, and it denotes simplicity, which is what an end-user would like to receive from the system.

The headset works, but so does my old one. I put the old one out in street, and it was gone in a matter of seconds. It still works, so I don’t see why it be placed in the garbage. One man’s trash is another treasure. One man gathers what another man spills. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him wear a headset. No wait, maybe you can. Ah well, there goes my entire argument. Well, that’s not exactly true. To state I even had an argument to begin with is already giving me way more credit than I deserve, and that’s saying something. Well, of course it is. Anytime you communicate you’re saying something, aren’t you? But I digress…58341242

If you want to see how things are done; if you wish to experience and witness the many ways in which we are affecting our immediate environment – and to some extent the planet itself – then follow your trash. Visit a waste management facility or some similar refuse treatment plant. If you follow your trash long enough, you will discover that which many people turn a blind eye to: the garbage doesn’t disappear when it is picked up, it is merely continuing its journey. Your home was just another stop.

Once you begin to grasp the idea that creating garbage and chaos is part of our mission here on earth, you can also understand the value of salvaging certain items deemed as garbage. Just because someone threw it out, it doesn’t mean it should be thrown out. Big difference. Let’s hope we are up to the challenge.

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