Just. . . THIS for starters. GRRR! I found it on Pinterest this morning and it really is a summation of how I’ve been feeling about the world lately.
It’s disgusting and it’s really starting to annoy me. I was watching a documentary last night while I was on the treadmill (big surprise) about some cultural stuff from the late 80s early 90s in New York City. One of the people on there made a comment about how people today don’t do anything but take pictures of themselves having “fun”.
It’s true. It’s shitty to say, but the majority of people I hang out with are SUPER guilty of this crap. I get sucked into it too. It’s really hard not to when you fight it and go out of your way not to bust your phone out and then everyone in your group has their face buried in their phone, of course you want to join in! What else are you going to do?
I’ll tell you what you’re going to do! Not do it. Here’s my challenge to myself, and to you – put the phone away. Do something else. If you’re already doing something else, you don’t need your phone to be your security blanket! If you get a phone call, or want to show someone a picture of some cute shit your dog did last night, that’s one thing, but then put it back down! Make fucking eye contact! Have a fucking conversation! Do a fucking THING!
If you know me and you think this might be about you, it is. If you don’t know me. . . it’s about you, too.
It can be tough for you addicts out there, so try this: put it down for one hour. Just one hour. Then tomorrow do it again. But! It doesn’t count if it’s one hour while you are at work or at home by yourself. You have to do it when you are out with people. This ABSOLUTELY includes Snapchat.
Just try it, you wuss!