Have you ever been to a show or concert and ever counted how many people are watching it through their mobile phone screens?
I have, and it’s a lot.
Take Bonfire night for example.
My husband and I took our children along to the local fire stations firework display. We does this every year, and every year we really enjoy it.
As the time to light the bonfire gets nearer more and more people start to gather in the crowds, and then as soon as the bonfire is lit, out come the mobile phones.
It’s the same when the fireworks start too. Some people even filmed the entire firework display on their phone meaning that they watched the whole thing through a screen.
They may have just searched on you tube for fireworks and stayed at home watching them on their phone!
It’s the same for when we go to the theatre or a show somewhere. Whilst the majority of theatres won’t allow video or photos to be taken, I’m always amazed by the amount of the people who still attempt to.
It seems we’ve lost the ability to live in the now.
To see things with our eyes.
We have this urge to capture everything on camera and share it all over the place.
Why is this?
Don’t get me wrong I love to take photos of my family and videos to capture special moments, but shows and fireworks? I don’t think they’re special moments that need to be captured to the extreme of filming the whole thing. I mean, are you really going to sit back on the sofa one day and watch the whole thing? Probably not!
Instead of living life through a screen, we need to start putting them away and start living life through our eyes. It’s amazing how much more you’ll see when you’re not staring through a screen. Little details that may have other wise been missed.
Just think about how much life you could have missed out on because you were watching it through a screen. It’s almost as if you were never there at all.