A Sad Commentary On Our Society

Ringly

This company produces a line of jewelry that notifies you whenever you receive an “important” phone call, text message, Facebook post, Tweet, etc.

This a sad commentary on our society.  However did we manage back in the 1970’s and 1980’s to get by without being constantly available?

The Answer:  We got things done … EVENTUALLY.  It might have taken 2,3,4 … 5 hours to reach us … but reach us, people did.

 

  • If your house is on fire and you and your Beloved are eating  dinner at a restaurant that’s twenty miles away, there’s really not a whole you can do AT THAT MOMENT to save your house (other than hope that the neighbors called the fire department).

 

  • If you and your Beloved are at that same restaurant that’s twenty miles away and your kids are coloring on the walls … once again, there’s really not a whole lot you can do at the moment.

 

Back in the 70’s and 80’s (before everyone was SO interconnected), we got by by setting priorities (I realize this a foreign concept to some of you out there).  Some things were deemed more important than others (back then, spending time with the kids was deemed more important than going to a club).

No matter WHAT you do, there are always going to be things that you’ll “miss out” on.  That’s life.  You’re a human being — you can’t be in two places at once.

This product is a symptom of the self-indulgence and narcissism that is plaguing our society.  Are you truly SO important that you can’t be “disconnected” long enough to spend time with your family and/or loved ones?  Are they not worth your COMPLETE and TOTAL attention?

What are your priorities?  Where do they REALLY lie?

 

 

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s