I gave away a used Iphone from a friend, and it was really appreciated.
I actually gave it away twice. The first person had a discussion and turns out that their family didn’t want to pay the extra price to pay for a monthly plan. So they gave it back to me. I asked another person and they wanted it, so I made two people happy for the price of one.
Why am I Sharing this? To show that Iphones unlike other technology seems to hold its usefulness more than any other item. Even though it was an iPhone 5 in the time of 8’s, it still could use the latest OS version. Of course it was slow compared to new, but if someone never had one before, they wouldn’t notice.
I asked that friend if I could give away her phone since she wasn’t using it. It is surprising to me how often people want to “hold onto” something until it has outlived its usefulness. Then once it is truly junk, they donate it to a charity and think they are doing something worthwhile. I think a better way to give, is to give when it hurts. Give when doing so still has value, and you show the person you are giving it to that they have value.
Yes it is a strange idea isn’t it? That people feel they have value according to the value of things given to them. Yet, many shallow people think this way. More importantly, this goes back to the idea that I have mentioned before in this blog. That we give things, not because we have to, but because we are not attached to them. Giving shows that it isn’t things that make us happy, it is people and our relationships to them.
What is the value of a used iPhone? Sure that person could sell it and maybe make a hundred dollars. It doesn’t matter. Once the gift is done, it is no longer my responsibility. They will use it as they see fit, and thats ok. Equality doesn’t just come from the law, it also comes from sharing things with each other.
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