With how busy we are on a daily basis today compared to that of 60 years ago it’s hard to form deep bonds with other people. How many Facebook friends do you have? I’ll tell you that I have 212. But how many do I really talk to? I’d say less than 20 – unless you include family.
We have artificial relationships. We have relationships with screens and pictures. Technology can be helpful in many ways, for example, long distance relationships, keeping in touch family and friends that live far away, work, etc. But we often get so caught up in this technology that we sacrifice the real relationships we have right in front of us every day.
I mean how often are we skipping a one on one conversation with those around us, to scroll through our Facebook feed? I’d say probably most of us do it more often than we would like to admit.
So what do you do to balance this out? Here’s some tips:
- Put down the technology and have a real conversation with someone around you
- Instead of scrolling through Facebook on your phone when out in public, strike up a conversation
- Truly appreciate those around you who are in your lives every day- those are the ones you can count on, not your 100’s of Facebook friends
- Love those around you, really love them because they love you too
- Get to know someone new (and not through the internet) go out and make a new friend!
These are just a few tips and tricks but they are sure to help you survive this technology age without getting lost in the hustle and bustle!
Happy web surfing
Sometimes you just have to choose that healthy food over the yummy Snickers.
Sometimes you just have to choose to exercise over that awesome marathon of your favorite TV show.
Sometimes you just have to choose to eat breakfast instead of sleeping in.
Sometimes you just have to do it.
Not as if someone’s forcing you, but because you know it’s what’s better for you.
We may not always LIKE it but we know it has more benefits and it’s better for us.
Just remember to keep on going and fight that battle with all you have!
Even when you drop off track remind yourself you can’t get stuck.
Here’s yet another Ted Talk I thoroughly enjoy. I apologize beforehand for the double dose of Simon Sinek. Apparently I really enjoy his Ted Talks because almost all of my favorites are by him 😉
Every Tuesday for the next month I’m going to share with you some of my favorite Ted-Talks!
If you enjoy this, maybe I’ll continue 🙂
What have I been doing these past few months since school started? I took public issues, relationships marriages & the family, and first year experience. But my favorite class was public issues. (to all of my hometown friends who are reading this, TAKE THAT CLASS, YOU WON’T REGRET IT!)
Anyways, onto my point. In public issues we spoke about a lot of problems going on in our community (obviously, hence the name).
The very first day of class our professor told us that by the end of the class he’s going to have us wanting to create a revolution. And, to say the least he was right. That’s why I’m writing this. Now, I can’t teach you 16 weeks worth of information in this post, but I can hopefully inspire you to become a more educated, and informed citizen of your community. That’s what the whole class was about anyways.
I can’t remember the name of the person my professor spoke of, but he stated that we need a revolution around every 19 years. Why? Because that’s when the new generation emerges. Each generation needs to set their own rules so they can make the world how they want it to be. A revolution doesn’t have to be that of what we saw in the american revolution we so often hear about in our history classes. No, not at all. But what we need to do is stand up for what we believe in. Take charge and take action. Most importantly, at least to me that is, do it peacefully. We need to voice our opinion and show our congress, and our politicians that we mean business.
So what can YOU do?
- But before you vote, get educated thoroughly on what you’re voting for
- Write letters to your congressman/politicians/representatives
- picket outside the capital
- Before you picket, call the local news stations and tell them when/where you’re going to picket
- Tell all of your friends what you’re doing, maybe they’ll jump on board
- Go to local city meetings and voice your thoughts/opinions
Go ahead, get out there and do something!
You don’t even have to leave your computer. Use social media to spread the word on what you’re doing. Use the ever so lovely e-mail that you’ve been neglecting.
Just do it!
You want your freedom? It’s not a right, it’s a privilege, so make sure you can keep it!
the future of this country is in our hands, don’t ruin it because you ‘don’t feel like doing it’
I absolutely LOVE Ted Talks! They’re so interesting, and bring a lot of information in a short period of time.
I thought I’d share one of my favorites. And I’m sure if you have been following me, you know why I love this Ted Talk 😉
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