Gretchen Rubin

Pigeon of Discontent: “Cell Phones Make Me Crazy.”

Each week, I post a video about some Pigeon of Discontent raised by a reader. Because, as much as we try to find the Bluebird of Happiness, we’re also plagued by those small but pesky Pigeons of Discontent.

This week’s Pigeon of Discontent, suggested by a reader, is: “Cell phones make me crazy.


I thought of a line from Montaigne that's even more apt for this Pigeon of Discontent than the quotation included in the video: “There is really no greater or more persistent folly…than to be excited and annoyed by the fatuities of the world.”  I think people's cell phone conversations fall into this category.

If you want to read more about this resolution, check out…

9 tips for dealing with difficult relatives over the holidays.

Find a way to unplug from technology, or, how to escape the cubicle in your pocket.

How about you? Are you very annoyed by people speaking on their cell phones (or something similar)? How do you convince yourself to accept the change?

You can post your own Pigeon of Discontent at any time; also, from time to time, I’ll make a special call for suggestions.

You can check out the archives of videos here.

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