If I didn’t record it, does it still count?

As I stepped onto the college campus for a walk, I realized I left my fitness band on the charger.
Do you know this feeling?

Why am I doing this if it doesn’t even count?

We didn’t used to think such things. Of course it counts. Things don’t only count when you can share them.

I recently deleted the Swarm or FourSquare app from my phone. I had been compulsively “Checking In” everywhere I stopped my car – maybe even visited the Drive Thru lane. It was gamified – not to brag, but I was the “Major” of several important businesses. Many of whom did not know me… but I was giving away demographic and geo-location data to..for the chance at a digital sticker. I was behaving slightly better than my ill-disciplined dogs, but only barely. I had my phone out too often in the car before I even got out of the car. Since I have stopped using the app it feels quite disciplined even mature to not compulsively check-in at every.single.address.

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