Technology here, technology there. Technology everywhere. Life is looking at a computer screen, a phone screen, a television screen, screens everywhere, right? It’s called The New Life. Let’s turn on the lights, LEDs, right? What happened to ambiance? Where the candles at? Unscented of course! What happened to doing things for free? For freedom?
Free yourself from a screen. Don’t be trapped in one for too long. It can be dangerous. You might wake up one day, be 75 years old, look up, and have no idea what happened. Wait, no, I’m wrong, you’ll know exactly what happened, or what supposedly happened, because of the news, social media, and videos you saw. But will you be able to explain with great detail what it was like to be alive? To live in the world you know? What’s it like to see the sun rise? Or the sun set? Or to touch different textures? Play with materials?
Listen, the world you know isn’t the same world that is out there, that is being written about, that is on the news. Your world is your world. There may be chaos out there somewhere, this pandemic may look to be getting out of hand in NYC, in certain parts of the world, there may be arguments that have a spotlight on them, all this stuff may be going on, but if you live in a small town in a small country where there are very few people around and the sun is shining, with no virus in sight, with local shops that are open, and friendly people around you, that’s your world, live in it, be in it.
Or maybe you live in NYC, the epicenter of this coronavirus, but you’re staying at home, maybe in a penthouse, with a fridge full of food, toilet paper stacked so high one might think it’s a sculpture, a personal pool, an indoor gym, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the peaceful skyline with hardly any cars in sight, with classical music playing at a low volume, that’s your world, live in it, be in it. Unless you don’t want to, then don’t, lose something, throw it all away, and have nothing, then live and experience what comes with that. If you want to. You choose.
Or maybe you just lost a loved one. The pain you feel is unlike any other. You can care less about what’s on the news, you don’t want to eat, and you don’t know how you’re going to get through the day. If that’s you that’s your world, for now. You don’t need to escape it by thinking you’re someone you’re not. By wanting to be in a position you’re not. Where you’re at you simply are at, you don’t need to erase this moment, but you can grow out of it if you decide to.
Or maybe you’re a doctor in a hospital helping patients try to recover from COVID-19, but also are constantly giving phone calls to the loved ones of those who have passed away. You may be continuously hearing people mourn over the phone, cry, be devastated, all while seeing patients in pain, having a hard time breathing, and struggling to stay alive. All this may bring you great sadness. But this is your world, or at least a part of it and one way to view it. Another view can be that your world is focused on helping so many lives by being at the forefront, fighting this coronavirus, and making a great impact in real time. The news reporters don’t know your world if they are not you, they don’t live your life, they don’t see what you see.
Or maybe you’re a news reporter out risking your life for stories to share with others. If that’s you, that’s your world. You may be healthy and strong, but also cautious and ambitious, wanting to record this moment in history unlike anyone else. You can do that if you want to. That’s your decision and your world. You don’t understand those who just sit and watch the news, the news that you bring. That’s not your world.
Think about your own world. What you’re doing, is it worth your time? Do you want to be in the world you’re in? Do you want it to change? And I’m talking about your real world. Not a digital world you’re looking at. How does it look and are you living in it?