But, lately it is getting harder.
The political season has flooded professional avenues with personally damming fits of opinion. It seems the blogosphere is hard-pressed for any authenticity these days. Professional sharing has been replaced by the celebrity rumor mill.
I know we seem to think that technology is an alternative reality but the two walk hand-in-hand. As goes the social sphere so are the days of our lives. Personally, I tend to stray to the sarcastic when propaganda overwhelms inspiration.
So... Now What?
With each day we are called upon to replace hatred with positive inertia. We are faced with filing through pages of inauthentic dribble to find a single new idea. We contemplate getting off the grid but wish not to be ill-informed... if for even a few hours.
Should not we propose New Year's Resolutions on July 1st? Is now the season of our discontent? Does anybody remember laughter? Have we forgotten how to love ourselves?
Like my fellow content producers, I am at a loss for distinct strategy in theses love-lorn times. But I can suggest the following:
I know it seems impossible to fathom that for a few hours you could be unavailable (especially if your job depends on it). Again technology reveals life. If you lead a pro-active communication path, nothing is so pressing that you cannot detach from it for an hour or two. I hear so much discontent from people who are bewildered that a family could sit at a table on devices without interacting with one another. I've recently heard complaints that Pokemon Go is destroying the nature of nature walks. In the same way that batteries die so trends come and go.
Will we get to a point that our devices gather dust?
What if you took a half hour each morning to research a bunch of new topics... films you have enjoyed, inspirational videos, new writers you might like, a musical adventure yet discovered.... or you could just read a book.
Let me guess, you cannot spare a half hour on any given morning. Wake up a half hour earlier.
Is there a thing you have aspired to do that you haven't gotten around to.... because you were perusing facebook or watching Gilmore Girls reruns? How much time do you waste doing stupid stuff to distract you from the stress of your life?
Do people dislike you because you are unable to extend the intent of your opinions across social media? If you replaced the 8 hours a week you dedicate to fantasy football with exercise how much closer would you be to actually playing in the NFL? If you challenged your every devout opinion with the counter-intuitive thinking would you be less of an a-hole?
Will it take a tragedy to change your life?
Don't Forget to Remember!