The other day I found myself 30 feet up a tree in the middle of a field without any trace of human kind as far as I could see. This might seem odd to intentionally put myself in this situation but truth is this usually how I spend my time. I’ve always felt that everyone should be encouraged to explore the world around them, maybe not by climbing something high enough where one misstep can be the difference between wether or not you’ll be spending your night in the hospital, but hopefully you get what I mean. Go outside, go for a walk, sniff the flowers, the kind of thing.
Unfortunately not everyone seems to share my desire to live in the world in front of us. In an age of digital interconnectivity sometimes its just easier to live online. Our adventures feel better to watch on Youtube from the comfort of a chair, our conversations take place in chat rooms and comment sections, our self worth dependent on how many likes a picture you posted an hour ago has got. Its easy to ignore reality when you can dive into another without any idea of when you’ll resurface. I can walk outside completely naked and have at least a 50% chance of not being seen because no one bothers to leave the house unless they need to, and even when if they did I’d still have a chance of remaining unseen because looking at me would involve putting their phone down for a minimum of 2 seconds.
Maybe at times I can be a little hard on social media at times, but thats only because it’s frustrating to feel like the only person left on earth living in the real world. I’m not saying we should all become Amish otherwise Terminator will become a documentary, however if we could all put down our phones for just a few minutes a day maybe that wouldn’t be so bad. Let me know what you think.