Sunday, 8 January 2017

New year, new attitude: Try to live, not just exist

✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯

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"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist." (Oscar Wilde)

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2016 went by so fast. We might say it every year but it’s still accurate. With the digital world life is speeding up and we receive so many information that we barely know how to handle with all of that. We know what happened on the other side of the world, we know almost „everything”, even those informations we didn’t want to know about. Everything and everybody is online
Our parents and grandparents were growing up in an environment where newspaper, radio and later TV were the only source of news. They didn’t know much about what other people were doing, especially not in different countries. They had a real childhood, an offline life. They spent most of their times outside, they enjoyed the fresh air. For today’s young generations it is unimaginable even just to think about a day, a week without internet. We keep contact with others, we read, we share, we are just online. Most of as always.
Years back it was said that you shouldn’t watch TV so long and so close because it is bad for your eyes. But today we stare at the screen of our laptop, phone, iPad and co. for long hours. Just imagine if you are working in an office with a computer then there are already 8 hours in front of the screen, just at work. And what do you do during your breaks? You go online of course, to check your phone. Your eyes can’t get any rest.
But what are the things you think back most likely? What are your special memories? I bet not your online moments. It is probably the time you spent with your family, friends or other loved ones. It might be a dinner with your boy-/girlfriend, a conversation turning into laugh with your family, a walk in the rain, a funny play with your dog. You might remember the way somebody looked at you or a sentence somebody told you long ago. All these are moments from the offline life we should live more often.
I’d like to ask you the simple question now. When was the last time you did something at the first time? New online things don’t count by this. Making a new layout for a blog, writing a new blogpost, registering at a new site or things like that are no answers. Concentrate on your offline life and if you can’t find anything in the last few days, weeks, maybe you should change. 2017 is full of opportunities. Seize the day

I would like to ask you to comment with one of your most memorable moments. Happy, funny, sad, every kind of story is welcomed.

I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful year with health, joy, happiness and success. Happy 2017!

Lots of love,