Stuck in a Digital Bubble
These days it feels as if people are so concerned with capturing key moments on their cell phones that they don’t actually get to truly experience key moments anymore. Think about it. When was the last time you were in the midst of a beautiful experience and didn’t see an overwhelming number of cell phones floating like snow in the air in hopes of capturing a lifeless copy of the digital moment. Many people don’t realize that by doing so, they are actually missing all the rich sensory experiences that go with savoring that moment. Sure they have captured it on their digital devices but is recording a video of the Sistine Chapel the same as seeing the chapel with your own eyes. I think everyone would agree it is not. Because if it was, you would be able to see the world from the confines of your couch. And if it was, the famous landmarks of the world would be a desolate island with no inhabitants.
There is a time and a place for digital devices but if it is to capture some of the most beautiful moments you experience, you are allowing the digital cloak to hide the glorious sensory rainbow. I am trying not to complain about it as you are free to do whatever you please and I don’t want to be one of those people who rags on folks if they don’t act the way I think they should act. I just want to think about what you maybe losing out on when you prioritize capturing various moments on your digital devices ahead of experiencing them with your fleshy eyes.