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I gave up my phone for a day, and....

Sarah Mullins

Posted on January 22, 2016 22:04

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In the twenty-first century, we all live life through our phones. We get emails every day, our planners are on our phones, we receive texts and phone calls, not to mention using Snapchat (I’m very guilty of that), Facebook, Instagram, and other social media.

My really good friend and I went to a beautiful lunch on Thursday this week, and when we looked around this gorgeous restaurant all we saw were couples on their phones. They weren’t paying any attention to each other. It seems the art of conversation had been lost. Tawnie and I put our phones away to enjoy the tasty champagne, great appetizers, the delicious food and each other’s company. We only whipped out our phones to snap a quick picture of the amazing scenery.

So, what has this generation come to? Getting lost in the technology world for a couple of “likes” and a #Selfie. Come on now, we are much more intelligent than that!

I was so determined to not be that person. I travel back and forth to Los Angeles for not only my job but also my long-distance boyfriend and my friend, Tawnie(not to mention the shopping and good food :). So, today while I was out running errands and living my not-so-fabulous life, I did the unthinkable and left my phone at home. Now, sitting in Darya waiting on my food was a challenge quite frankly, I didn’t know what to do with my hands. I got my food and ate, paid and left. I turned on the radio in my super fabulous sports car for the first time instead of listening to Pandora or my iTunes. I went for some Sweet Rose ice cream before making my way up the hill to the awesome Getty Museum. As I was walking around in awe at the fabulous architecture, the landscaped grounds, and the art and sculptures I didn’t have one thought about my phone. It was kind of surreal. I wanted to Snapchat the entirety of the building and make everyone watching my story jealous, but alas no phone. I came home to a warm bed and a hot bath, which I enjoyed so much, and got ready for an amazing evening at Baltaire and The Sayers Club. Needless to say, my Friday was one for one for the record books. I enjoyed the best Los Angeles has to offer with no interference by technology. I’ll leave you with this awesome quote I heard recently, “The so-called connected generation is actually the most disconnected.”

 

 

Sarah Mullins

Posted on January 22, 2016 22:04

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