We currently live surrounded by technology these days. Our interactions not only happen at different times but in fragments and in different platforms. Our society has been changing dramatically, perhaps without us being aware.
The inner voice that whispers to us that we need to take a step back and rethink our interactions supported by technology will only get louder and louder.
We have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to make sure that we use technology for the collective as well as individual good.
We need to go beyond technology and data to reach human insights and wisdom
Another great timelapse video that captures Montana!
In as much as I love technology, I have come to the realization that we need a break from it. Doing so, should allow us to reconnect with many of the things in life that we have stopped paying attention to.
Below is a video that captures in such a way the lifestyle that we see more and more these days. Almost everywhere you go there is someone looking at a mobile device.
I honestly think that we need to go back to the heart to heart connections and we need to really make it a priority to take a break from technology at least once a day.
Here’s how the conversation started with Tiffany:
Signing off for my tech Shabbat! I know a lot of u are trying it with me. See u on the other side:) have a great weekend everyone!
— Tiffany Shlain (@tiffanyshlain) October 19, 2013
— Sanny van Heteren (@SannyCloudy) October 21, 2013
— Armando Duran (@armandoduran) October 21, 2013
— Tiffany Shlain (@tiffanyshlain) October 21, 2013
Isn’t it great to have moments where you connect people you meet and end up having meaningful conversations?
It is becoming more of a luxury these days to have someone’s attention for a long period of time. Perhaps we are getting used to having fragmented or asynchronous communications as a result of technology and social media.
Genuine interactions, without an agenda, without interests of any kind are very important to me. Therefore, I truly agree with Kare Anderson as she says in the video below that …
… when two people bring the best side in each other at the same time, that’s where the best bonding happens!
Every time I need a boost of inspiration, I think about this one video.[4:50] – “Do you think this is just another day in your life? It’s not just another day, it’s the one day that is given to you, today! … it’s given to you, it’s a gift. It’s the only gift that you have right now, and the only appropiate response is gratefulness.”
If you feel like forwarding, here are some of my other favorite parts of the video:[1:52] – “When we see our souls in nature it also connects us to every one of us because it’s clear that it’s all connected in one…” [2:36] – “God is a personal journey we all want to be on, to be inspired, to feel that we are connected to a universe that celebrates life…” [3:18] – “Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude…” [7:08] – “Look at the faces of the poople that we meet, each one has an incredible story behind their face…” [9:16] – “Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you. Then, it will really be, a good day!”
This video describes pretty much how I feel living in Montana, perhaps I had not realized much until I watched it and I couldn’t help but share it here in hope that I will be able to prepare more for the cold weather that is coming soon my way.
I am back to writing here, it is amazing to realize that it has been exactly one year since the last time I wrote my last post. Does this mean I don’t like writing? No. Maybe this blog is too minimalist. What ever the case may be, I like even that fact that I have the freedom to write whenever I want, no expectations from anyone, no plans for rolling out a plan for content, no pressure, no hassle, no complexity.
I would not like to describe here what has happened in my life in one year, that would almost make me feel like I am trying to answer one of those long history tests in middle school!
What would be interesting to see is what is on my mind next year and if I get to write here again on the same day as (now) every year. I don’t know what will be in my mind by then. If I knew, life would not be as exciting as it is. What I know is that I have in my mind today and I’ll just describe it briefly:
Even though as we grow up, the world seems to be more complex, therefore our lives seem to be that way too, that should not be the case for everyone. I am liking to think of my life as one that is simple and easy, even in the midst of being busy and experiencing life as simple and easy should remain like this. Even …
After a year!