We’re rich, but broke. We’re healthy, but out of shape. We’re social people, but lonely. We’re always on, but disconnected.
The artist did a tremendous job conveying his point with words, video, and music.
But if all we do is watch the video and say, “Wow, that was really good. It definitely makes me think!” then we’ve missed the point. The point of the video that we miss countless and valuable in-person opportunities to interactions, and exchange them for “social” media relationships where most people spend more time managing their public image than actually interacting.
Here’s what I want you to do…
Think about the opportunities you’ve missed because of your decision to look down at your phone, instead of up at the world.
What can you do differently, based on the fresh perspective of the video?
I did something different…immediately.
I immediately made one change, because I’m the person in the video, missing the change to talk to people in real life.
Because I don’t want to miss my kids growing up.
Because I don’t want my wife to remember me on the computer, instead of with her.
Because I DO want to be an active member of my kid’s day-to-day life.
Because I DO want to know, really know, who my wife is, thirty years down the road.
And so I made a change.
I placed my Apple iPhone into “Do Not Disturb” mode.
One small change, one massive impact.
Sure, people can still get a hold of me. Text messages will still show up, and voicemails will still be recorded.
But now, I don’t get notified.
Now, I don’t get distracted.
I don’t get interrupted.
I stay present in the situation.
I can check my messages on my time, when it’s convenient for me, and the people I love.
Question: What can you do differently, based on the fresh perspective of the video? Be specific, and share it with me.