I just watched a video that hammered me from several angles. It will do the same to you.
Eliminate all distractions and prepare to be confronted…by yourself.
I was stunned.
The parts that hit me hardest were:
• The image of “normal” that we’ve taught our children
• “We’re a generation of idiots — smart phones and dumb people”
• The people, relationships and experiences we lose out on. After watching the video you know this happens all the time.
What have I missed?
I think this is a family event, but…
I played this video for my wife and son, and it touched off a huge argument…but one that’s necessary. Truth is painful.
We have slipped into habits that we need to change.
Pain has to be there, or change isn’t possible.
It starts with being brutally honest (with myself)
For many of us we rely upon our digital devices to make our living. But there is also “discretionary” time that we spend with these things, and that’s where this really gets down to.
With our family and friends available, do we choose instead to isolate ourselves in our online world?
Is my Facebook and other social media time focused or am I just hanging out, often aimlessly?
If you want to easily change a behavior you simply replace it with something that’s better
No yelling or pointing fingers. Use your online tools and toys to find fun things you can share.
Imagine. What if we took just half of our discretionary online time, shut down phones and computers, and did things together?
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