Nothing is infinite regarding human beings and our lives. Time, money, love, adoration, fame and respect are all commodities that run out at some point. Since we know that all of these are meant to deplete, why don’t we spend them more wisely? Shouldn’t we be asking regularly, who deserves it?
The world travels at such a fast pace that many of our daily interactions seem to be reactionary or on some form of auto-pilot. It may serve us in some ways by helping us to get things done but we need to make sure that important things are not left behind. Our Facebook timeline, Twitter feed and Snapchats may seem important at the moment. Perhaps they connect us to the people that we love most because they are far away. The technology is not inherently evil or disruptive. We make it that way by our choices. Do you have a better relationship with your cell phone than your: mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, boyfriend or girlfriend?
We are surrounded by devices that are “connection tools”. Are we using them to connect or to distract? Take a moment and use your phone or a piece of paper and a pen. Write a list of the five most important people in your life. Within the next five days, contact each one of them in the most human way that you have available to you.
1. Face to face
2. Facetime, Skype, Google Hangout
3. Phone Call (that thing actually makes calls still!)
It doesn’t have to be the most Earth shattering conversation. You just need to relay the message however subtly or bluntly that you can, “You’re important to me.” In a world of unlimited connection, shouldn’t we spend most of our time connecting with those we love rather than with strangers who are “Trending”? Make these five people trend for a few days and notice how you feel.