What are small changes you’ve made resulting in a big difference in your life?

Answer by A Quora admin:

I exchanged my smartphone for a feature phone with my Grandpa.

Until a year ago, I was like many, a smartphone fanatic, crazy about Android and apps; how life will be very easy. I owned a Samsung Galaxy Ace, and I was in my sophomore year in college.

During my vacations I was having a regular chat with grandpa whom I was trying to convince to buy a good phone (probably a smartphone) since his feature phone was a year old at that time. He on the other hand started thinking about it, and I left it there. A couple of days later, out of the blue, I thought about exchanging my smartphone (which was in good condition) for his feature phone (a Nokia). He did not have any objections apart from surprising look he gave me for my rather out-of-character-sort-of decision.

Before completing the official exchange with witnesses (my sister and parents), I checked his Nokia phone for any damage. Apart from minor scratches it was an absolute tank.

This is the phone.

The Nokia beast.

How has my life changed?

This phone is ideal for a person who wants quiet and peace in his/her life. A very good phone for checking the time and date.

I have stopped checking Facebook and Twitter notifications and the neck is more straight. I charge my phone once a week. Whenever I feel stressed or bored I play the built-in Sudoku game which frankly relaxes me great deal.

I started interacting with people directly rather than WhatsApp.

I listen to people when they talk instead of fiddling with my phone.

But it does not end here.

How has my Granpa’s life changed?

Being by himself for most part of the day he plays some of the games I installed for him, and he loves it. Plus he has started accessing the news and sometimes stays more updated than me. He merrily takes photos and videos of his other grandchildren (my cousins) who are still toddlers whenever he meets them.

Overall it’s win-win.

What are small changes you’ve made resulting in a big difference in your life?

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