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?