Back to the Past in the Present

“…the oddest thing about what’s happening right now is that we’ve stopped living our lives and we’re just recording them”
— George Clooney (Esquire interview, 2013)

Pinpoint insight from Mr. Clooney who (like many of us) have been increasingly aware that the appeal and function of social media is overwhelming our natural instincts to live and simply exist in the moment. Social media has its positives and negatives and its consumers continue to make these determinations for its value each and every day. However, it has reached a critical fork-in-the-road whereby people need to determine if we (in the picture taking and video recording sense) want to be a present or past society?

Snapping (well, tapping) a picture is a good, fun thing. But tapping photos of everything is not and the same notion qualifies for recording video. We need to remember how to filter the important from the mundane. There is a difference. And not to be misunderstood, taking an amazing photo and/or video is certainly a cool thing. Without question. But as Ferris Bueller famously said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it.”

Wise words.

Why should we relentlessly restrict our lives to a 4-inch screen when the entire world is within our reach and sight? What do you think Michael Cera?

The randomness of life is so awesome that we shouldn’t limit these incredible chance moments from happening right in front of us.

Think of it as “Instaliving.”

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Posted on December 19, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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