How about noticing your surroundings again from time to time?
Hey guys, today, I brought along an outfit straight from nature. Walking bare foot, feeling the ground under your feet and the strength of the wind, watching the gloomy clouds – all that is like a holiday for body and soul to me.
And it doesn’t compare at all to all that scrolling around in your smart phone. How often do we even notice the beauty of nature around us anymore? On the train, on the road, in the café… everyone is always, like in a dystopian horror vision, only watching their tiny little screens, bent over like old and sick people. Nobody is watching the fields and the forests outside the train windows anymore, missing all the marvellous sunsets, the mysterious fog and the deer on the clearing.
Is the world inside those phones really so much more bearable than reality in front of our eyes? Is WhatsApp and all those other text messaging services so much cooler than meeting someone in person over a nice glass of wine? Can’t we even bear to be “bored” for a mere 10 minutes anymore these days? Can’t we deal with ourselves and our thoughts, ideas, fears and hopes? Is that too much “self-consciousness”, is it too much to ask?
Some might say: “Well lad, this is our new digital world, is what it is.”, but I say no! You can do something to change your current way of living, even if it is only for yourself and your well-being. Go outside sometimes and discover all your senses anew! How does the grass feel, the leaves and the sand beneath your feet? Do you remember the last time you walked over dewy moss? Do you recall the last time you were watching other people on the train instead of staring into your phone? Do you remember…?
I am really looking forward to hearing your opinions on this topic, on the problem we, in our digital world, are facing right now. Perhaps you are sharing my opinion? Or maybe not, let’s discuss!
My new blazer jacket is perfect, by the way, as it, with its check pattern, really reminds me of Scotland and the clans and the bagpipes and the highlands… and all that somehow really moves me on the inside…