A pen and paper will never run out of batteries

In today’s world, it is common to see people simply take out their phone to do almost anything. However, there are some things a smart phone will never be able to replace. Therein lies the true power of the humble pen and paper.

There is an endless amount of examples that I have, from personal experience, where if I would’ve just written it down, “old school” style, I would not have been in the predicament of scrolling through pictures or notes in my phone to remember a password for an old email. Even the situation of my phone battery running low, I am frantically looking for a charger in the car, so I don’t lose my directions to where I’m going. But to my dismay, the charger is nowhere to be found.

Now people may say, “Well, just make sure your phone is charged the night before”. While that is an easy solution, it is another point where things could fail. Fortunately, I have learned from my mistakes and now carry a pen and paper with me almost everywhere I go. I have stopped relying so heavily on my phone for everything and have realized that sometimes the best way isn’t always the easiest way.