I finally realized it.
People are prisoners on their phones, that's why they're called CELL phones!
by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday morning, and not only do I rarely talk about business, but occasionally, I like to rant. And this morning is no exception. My topic is the need to put down the phone! I'm tired of people looking at their phones, no matter where or what they're doing!
When did our need to be connected to the outside world take priority over everything else we do? What if we kicked back and appreciated everything going on around us; without letting anybody else in?
I recognize that I'm older than many of you, but I miss the days when talking face-to-face was a priority. I realize that sounds archaic today, but we're the ones who changed the rules. We're the ones who chose to answer every call, look at every text, check email first thing every day, and make social media the hub of contact with the outside world!
Cell phones bring you closer to the people far from you,
but take you away from those sitting next to you!
And there's my point - too many of us, me included, miss out on all the wonderful little snippets of life going on around us because we're obsessed with technology and being in touch with the world - ALL THE TIME.
How often have you been sitting in a restaurant and noticed how many people are on their phones? I remember a family of five having dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, and everyone was on their phone checking emails and texts.
So, look at your phone now, starring right at the screen. As you focus on your phone, notice the blurry depth of field all around it - that's called LIFE! Every minute on your phone means you're missing all the best stuff.
Wishing you a terrific day ahead - one without needing to be on your phone! Go for those real connections with the people you love most and friends who appreciate you without a phone in your hand. Don't forget those eleven-second therapeutic hugs, and remember, genuine connections don't get measured in Mbps or pixels.
Happy Sunday...or Monday on the other side of the world.
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