Hoarding Digital Experiences

The problem is, we must choose between capturing these moments or viscerally experiencing them as they unfold. (link)

We’re all a victim of taking photos, tweeting, and posting a status update on Facebook in memorable moments rather being enriched in the experience.  That’s why last night I put the phone away when I went out to dinner with my wife.  I didn’t want the urge.  I didn’t want the excuse.

Sometimes the only way to do something is to completely get rid of it.  Balance is ideal but the mobile phone is too addicting and too easy to turn on and play with.  Once you touch it you really can’t stop.

Next time you’re going somewhere special, leave your phone at home.  But make sure someone else near you has one in case of an emergency.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.