If I get too connected, I feel disconnected from life.
Technology affords us all kinds of opportunities. We have the ability to educate ourselves every day for pennies on the dollar. All you need is internet access, and you can learn about any topic you could imagine. We are also able to contact almost anyone in the world at any given time, as long as you both have a phone. You can even look into each other’s eyes if you have a smart phone or a computer!
All of this is good, but there is always two sides of the coin. The other side of what technology can do is distract us from reality. Social media, photoshopped images and scandalous videos are at your fingertips 24/7. In the past, we have discussed the importance of using the tools we have available to do good things. Now, we need to remember to stay present in our daily lives. If I get consumed by my work and lost in text messages, emails, and phone calls; I lose sight of the things right in front of me. That includes my family, my dogs, nature, and GOD. Don’t ever forget that we can survive and succeed without social media, videos, and even without a cell phone. Yes, it is possible. I’ve done it.
Technology is great, but don’t get so lost in these things that you miss what is happening in front of you. Be sure not to let your desire to please your social media following distract you from giving your family the attention they need and deserve.
We never want to be so caught up in our connectivity that we become disconnected from reality.