|In the above photo, I am at a club in Dubai with all of my friends. Everyone is dancing and having a great time...I am checking my phone. Really? Camera in one hand..crackberry in the other.|
Our phones are definitely inhabiting us from truly enjoying life and the people around us. How many times have you actually stopped to smell the roses or enjoyed a sunset without reaching in your pocket to snap an instagram photo? Are you more concerned with enjoying life or documenting it for others to see?
In a world where "sexting, and f-bomb" have been added to the dictionary it only makes me wonder what kind of vocabulary my unborn children will have and how will they be lacking in their ability to be social?
In effort to enjoy my surroundings and the people around me I have decided to do the following:
-Whenever engaging in conversation with another human being. I will put down my cell phone and give that person my undivided attention.
-While driving, I will not constantly check my phone. I will only pick up my cell phone when I have an incoming call.
-Instead of capturing every beautiful moment on Instagram, I will actually take the time to enjoy the scenery.
I read this article on TIME techland and it brought back some memories.....may do the same for you. :) Click on the photo for a better view.
Are you constantly on your phone? Are you more concerned with IG-ing a photo than actually enjoying the scenery? Is your phone interfering with your relationships?