iPhones bring people together
Published: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 15:10
One of the saddest examples of togetherness can be found every year on the sidewalks in front of Apple stores everywhere.
It seems there are no hesitations, or stereotypical energies, expressed among Apple enthusiasts.
Since 2007, overnight consumer quests have been a part of this iPhone user’s routine and my experiences have all been pleasant.
An older white man can approach a young black male, and vice versa, without conflict — only if it is to buy a piece of technology.
Normally, open seats are overlooked next to this African-American on public transportation by many people of all races. While casually walking to a destination, women clench onto their bags as a black man passes by.
At these iPhone openings, however, silly hang-ups are disregarded, and those deemed unworthy to sit next to on a bus become approachable.
Somewhere along the lines of ethnic and cultural pride, bigotry and a false sense of superiority can be found, no matter what the pasts are of any given race of people.
In a country with many different ethnicities, it is a shame that a person can walk anywhere and feel oppression because of his or her nationality or what he or she may represent.
Everyone was born from a woman and had no choice of ethnicity, so it is hypocritical and inhumane to ridicule a person because them. But, mockery still happens every day.
We have an African-American commander in chief of the U.S., but we also have towns where skinheads and the Ku Klux Klan reside.
In black neighborhoods, residents harm one another over materialistic garbage that only holds the meaning individuals give it.
Nationwide riots broke out in December over the release of some $180 Nike Jordan’s that originally were released in 1995 for $125.
This recent fact shows the idiocy of some Americans who oppress others essentially for bragging rights and an ingenuous feeling of superiority in total disregard of the ones they hurt.
Apple enthusiasts have often been called idiots and unintelligent folk for willingly becoming homeless for an evening in order to spend money on the latest product. However, they don’t bash one another’s heads in nor trample over each other to get the product they crave.
It’s a peaceful escape into the world of nerds drawn together by one thing — an iPhone.
Forget the phone.
It doesn’t matter what brings people together, as long as they are together.
The iPhone release provides patrons a common ground that a lot of Americans cannot seem to find.
It allows a product of the ghetto and a member of the suburbs to discuss each other’s way of living. Creating an understanding for one another, how different are two people who crave the same thing?
Ironically, standing in a line to buy an iPhone is a great way to promote communication between cultures.
Humans crave communication. We need it and we deprive ourselves of knowledge and understanding — two elements that this country desperately needs — when we shut off communication with others for ridiculous reasons.
Others can live their lives as they choose, but for me, there is no life better than iLife.