Occasionally it occurs to me that we are not really living. Yes we breathe, we work, we play but we don’t really live.
Every morning before I have risen from my slumber I look, with one eye, at my phone. Once up it’s straight to work, which generally means nine hours sat in front of my two computer screens, multi tasking the hell out of my chaotic little life. I may come up for air a few times during the day to throw together a tasty snack, which I devour whilst glaring at Facebook to catch up on the gossip. My evenings are the same, if I have somehow managed to peel myself away from the office I will sit at dinner, mobile next to plate ready to disrupt the conversation with a ‘Candy Crush invitation’ or some other useless notification. Finally bed time and I finish off my technology filled day with a fifteen minute stint on a mind numbingly addictive game.
Even on the big occasions (parties, days out, family get togethers, etc) we spend so much time grabbing photos, videos, checking in or simply checking our phones, that we simply forget to fully immerse ourselves in to the experience. And as the whole world becomes digital I don’t expect that things are likely to improve.
So I suggest you try to spend one day without technology (phones, iPads, computers, games stations). Use that day to see loved ones or friends and do something really fun without having to document it to the whole world.
Photos are made though a camera lens but memories are made through experience!