It is hard to live in the moment these days and we often take things in life for granted,especially with technology and social media making it harder to enjoy our surroundings. On Canada Day I was out all day and my phone died at around the 7 o' clock mark. At first I was upset that I would not be able to capture the fireworks on my phone, but after thinking about how many people were going to be looking through their phone screens trying to get a good picture or video instead of enjoying what was right in front of them it did not matter to me anymore.
I am just as guilty as the next person checking Facebook or Instagram on a regular basis, but is it really that important to know what people are up to all the time? Probably not. I am also aware that I am posting about this on the internet, but it is good to take a step back every once and a while and separate yourself from it, even if it is only for a night.People let life pass them by because they are too caught up with their phones or at work and do not stop to enjoy life for what it is. For me personally this is something that I would like to make a conscious effort to change.
When was the last time you stopped to watch the sunset, went for a walk just to enjoy being outdoors or had a real conversation with someone where a phone was not used at one point or another? Just some food for thought.