REFLECTIONS ON MY CELL PHONE CASE
I love having things that no one else has. This is hard to do in a society that mass produces everything. This is why I like to make things from stuff that most people would consider garbage.
I could have bought a nice cell-phone case. I could have accepted the many offers from people who had cell-phone cases they no longer needed. I chose not to. I made my cell-phone case from toilet-paper roll holders and black duct tape. It does not look as nice as a store-bought case, but I do not care. It works. I made a small pocket on the back to carry a spare battery for my phone. I love knowing that no one else in the Universe has a cell-phone case like mine.
Someone told me that a shaving brush lasts longer when you store it upside down. I could have bought a shaving-brush stand, but chose not to. I cut the top quarter off a water bottle and made the mouth a little bigger to hold my shaving brush. With a string in the sides, this unique shaving-brush holder hangs keeping my shaving brush upside down. I do not care that it does not look as nice as a mass-produced shaving-brush stand. I love knowing that I am the only one in the Universe that has this shaving-brush holder.
My life. What am I doing with my life? I am living like many others, but it is not like many others because I am living my life my way. I love being different and knowing that I am living my life my way.
But I confess that being a human being means that I am a social animal. Being a social animal means that I can only go so far feeling comfortable about being different. I am comfortable being different as long as there are other human beings out there being different. If there were no other human beings out there being different, then I would quickly conform to the closest human group. My need to fit in is stronger than my need to be different.