As we were sitting there enjoying our ice cream, I felt the urge to pull out my smartphone, take a picture of all of us, and post it on facebook and twitter.
Then I stopped and asked myself why.
The cost of posting photos on social media.
In the span of 3 milliseconds, I realized that I wasn’t taking a picture to preserve a memory.
I also wasn’t taking a picture to share the event with people in the future. I would’ve been taking a picture and posting it for the accolades I would receive online. It feels good to post of picture and have people comment, “like,” and “retweet” you.
But it was going to cost me something. Or rather, it was going to cost my kids something. Something I they never seem to get enough of, something I never seem to have enough of.
I don’t want to manage an online persona at the expense of my real life family
My challenge to you.
The next time you’re out with your family, keep the phone in your pocket, and give them what they really need. Your undivided attention.
How do you give your family the attention they need? Just click here and leave your answer in the comments section.