Life Ring


I have found recently that I tend to be unhappy when I am inside. Not that forms of social media like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram cannot entertain me for hours, which they can and have, by the way. When I am inside, I become engrossed in others’ social lives, dependent on awaiting a response,  obsessed with likes, and that is hardly a content feeling. Recently, there have been a lot of videos and movements urging our generation to step away from electronics and into the outdoors, and I truly think they are on to something.

Maybe the life ring to pull me in from the recent waves of woe is right outside…



Is it odd that we panic when there is no connection to the internet?

Forming new connections with others does not seem like a high priority at all. No, we prefer the comfort and familiarity of seclusion over the novelty and innovation of interaction. As John Lennon once said, “A dream you dream is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality”. In other words we should not aspire to live for ourselves, for we are connected to others in countless ways. Maybe today is the day to step outside security and build a bridge.