How Did I Survive?
Sometimes I wonder how the heck did I make it this far. For instance, as I placed my food into the microwave last night, I thought of my boyhood days. I would eat cold soup and cold rice without noticing the difference. The only thing that mattered was that I was eating. I was being fed. In fact, back then I had no idea that it was even possible to warm up food without putting it on a stove top or an open fire.
I also showered with ice-cold water. It was like showering with your shower turned to the cold setting. Try it next time. I never once thought to myself, “Oh I wish the water was warmer.” On an extremely hot day it did get a bit warmer. That would be like moving your shower tap half an inch from the cold setting.
How did I rendezvous with my friends back then? I would take a chance that they would be at home and actually walked to their houses. I had no way of texting to alert them of my visit. The funny thing was, it didn’t matter. I never wished for a better way of communicating with my friends so I could know what they were doing and where they were every second of every day. No, the idea would have seem absurd then. When we played with a game of war, hiding behind trees while pointing sticks or even our fingers at each other and going ‘bang!’ it seemed as realistic as it could get. I never wished we could play it in HD on a big television screen, with my choice of sophisticated weaponry.
So how did I survive then when I can barely survive now without these things?