Our focus is a limited resource that must be used properly and should not be lost on any of us. We must be deliberate in our focus, giving…
Our focus is a limited resource that must be used properly and should not be lost on any of us. We must be deliberate in our focus, giving our best efforts to the things that matter.
The digital age has completely transformed the way we interact with each other.
The internet has opened up a world of possibilities for communication, but it has also created a new kind of problem: the problem of being too broke to give attention but not rich enough to create.
In today’s essay, by “brokenness” and “richness,” I do not mean monetary poverty or wealth, but rather the fact that we are not living up to our full potential.
It’s easy to feel overloaded by the wealth of data and media at our fingertips in the modern era. Emails, notifications, and social media updates all clamour for our attention at once.
We live in a world where interruptions are the norm, making concentrating on even the simplest tasks difficult.
However, we are also supposed to be actively involved in and connected to the world around us at all times. We have to answer messages, read the news, and start conversations with people we don’t know.
We’re expected to be constantly available, but our lives aren’t good enough to meet this need.
Because of this, we now have a dilemma. Unfortunately, we are too busy to focus on what truly matters. Because of this, we have less time to connect with each other and enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings.
We fail to take the time to make memorable experiences because we are so preoccupied with meeting the needs of the digital world.
The solution isn’t to stop using technology altogether but to be more selective about how we spend our time and energy online.
Instead of wasting time trying to stay up with the current trends, we should be mindful of how much time we spend on our phones and computers and use that time for things that truly bring us joy.
We must choose where to put our attention and give our full attention to the things that are worth our time and energy.
But we need to be honest about what we can do and use our time and energy to make original work instead of passively consuming it.
Most of the time, the most important things are the simplest and most basic ones, so we should consider how we spend our time and energy.
Remembering that we can have fulfilling lives without being permanently plugged into the internet will help us focus on the people and experiences that matter.
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