Is it good to be attached to your computer?

I recently heard about a man who went back into a burning building to save his computer. How many other people have a strong emotional bond to their own computer and would even risk their life for it? If I was being honest, I would have to admit that I would try my hardest to save my computer, but not because of the actual device, but because of what it contains.

Me and my dad.

Me and my dad.

My computer contains memories. I have photo album after photo album of pictures of my parents, my self and my children.  A few years ago, I just stopped printing current pictures out. I am not sure why, maybe I just got too busy, but the last four or five years are only in my computer.

It also contains records and documents. I have scanned health reports, fitness goals, life goals, immunization records as well as more work documents, projects and power points than I care to remember. Some items are printed, but other items are in organized folders in my computer’s hard drive.

 Another reason that I have an unhealthy obsession with my laptop is because of the rough drafts, final drafts and in progress drafts of books and book ideas that I have written. Once again when I was younger, these were all hand written and in note books, but now I rely on my computer to save all of the blood, sweat and tears that tug at my heart and soul.

Me and my beloved computer.

Me and my beloved computer.

I understood and I even related when I read that the man went in to save his computer. His actions made me realize that I have much, not all, saved to flash drives, but of course, those are also kept in my house. Besides your family or pets, if there were a fire, what would you go back into the house to save?

Like me, do you too have a strong emotional bond with some inanimate object and why?

While it is easy to focus on the negative aspects of life, I choose to continue looking for the good in people, in the world, in my life or even just in my day.

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