The Real Reason You’re Not Laughing
You know, we are living in a digital age where people can’t seem to do anything without recording, instagramming, tweeting their entire lives.
The attention whore struggle is chronic.
Thanks to my fortunate luck (a Kentucky girl had a little access,) I attended Kevin Hart’s “What Now” tour and unbelievably amount of joy. I laughed. I cried. I engaged until my dimples were sore; I’d say it was thee FUN-KNEEiest times of my life. But I owe that focus to Mr. Hart himself. Like the Purple One (better known as Prince,) No cell phones were permitted for use during his show or you’d be ejected! It’s hard to ignore neon yellow handouts.
Because I too fall victim of the attention whore chronic illness, I believe true reprieve comes a certain level of solitude and in the moment that meant me deciding to put my phone down. Remembering to be present in moments uninterrupted is something I believe we all forget to do because I don’t know about you but I always feel the urge to capture the memory instead of living in it.
And who doesn't want a phone battery left with 95%? When I think about events happening, I want to be able to tell a story to tell not show a video to show because chances are, in 5 years who knows were that video will be. All I would have remembered was seeing tons of phones in the air and having a horrible view of something I don't remember really enjoying.
When was the last time you put your phone down and lived in the moment?