From elementary school plays to birthday parties to concerts……are we too focused on capturing our world on video and photos to really be able to enjoy the moment?
I am as guilty as the next person, but everywhere I go I see parents letting kids play while they stare either at the screen of their phones while they post on social media or staring at the screens trying to capture the “special moment” on camera. I am curious about how many times those videos and pics are viewed after the event is over. I can remember taking lots of photos of my first born son. Back in the days before digital pics were popular. His baby book is full of special pictures. We have a family scrap book that is full of amazing pictures that chronicle our travels, adventures, first steps, and birthday parties.
Now A screen has become such a normal thing to look at to pass the time, and more often it seems to be an addiction that is both legal and socially acceptable.
The last party that I was at, there were more eyes starring at phones than were making eye contact with other people.
Please share and comment. What are your thoughts about the subject? Has it become socially acceptable to be rude and ignore people around us while we entertain ourselves through social media and time wasting games? Is it causing us to be less aware of our surroundings and more susceptible to being targets of criminal activity and sometimes personal injury?