We are all plugged in, and aside from the cycling enthusiast, we are all slightly disturbed by the scene that I can’t help but point out.
We have made conscious choices about electronics in our house. We have set limitations on what and when and how much. Even the adults have made commitments about turn-off times.
And yet here we are. Each plugged in to our own electronic stimuli. Together in one room and yet completely disconnected from each other.
How do I navigate a world that becomes more and more technologically “enhanced” with each passing day? How do I take part without being taken apart? On screen-use heavy days, I begin to feel disconnected not just from my family, but from myself.
Kind of like the guy in the picture above - with nothing between my ears. I notice how my senses seem dulled. They have gone to sleep while my eyes stare blankly - entranced by the backlit text and images in front of me.
Refusing to participate doesn’t seem like an option. So, is there a slow lane on this information superhighway? Maybe I could fit there. All the way to the right, letting cars pass, keeping an eye on the breakdown lane just in case we need to pullover. And I think we need to pullover right about now.
Yup, driving with the grandmas in the slow lane. It sounds just my speed.
What is your speed today? How much time do you spend in the the high speed lane versus the slow lane?
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