The first mobile phone I ever owned was a Nokia 1611.

It did have a display, so it was possible to compose text messages and see incoming phone numbers, but that was about it. Still, it had enough features to become a daily companion.

When my history teacher, Sören Lokrantz, caught me texting during his class, he taught me a valuable life lesson. He asked me:

Teacher: “Do you know what made slaves into slaves?”
Me: “Eh …?”
Teacher: “The fact that they were permanently available.”

Ever since that day, I try to be mindful of how I adapt to new technologies. One example of this ought to be my unorthodox phone policy.