Every day we are one step closer to learning how to cope with the reality. Until then we try to escape it at each possible occasion.
You try to escape it by doing some sport. By going to the cinema. However, mostly you escape by watching TV and scrolling Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. Until somebody texts you on WhatsApp and interrupts you.
Digital world creates a great substitution for the reality.
It’s not only the social media, where we can pretend to be better, slimmer, smarter, but it’s the everyday work on computers. Emails, servers, platforms, environments.
Every day, we escape the reality into the digital world, and we think it, actually, is the reality.
But it’s not.
8 (10/12) hours a day in front of the computer screen, that’s your reality? Oh, come on! What makes you think so? Does somebody pay you for it? Well, good for you, but that’s not all that is in the world for you. That’s not your life, your reality.
One thing is when you have to spend time in front of your computer at work, but a completely different thing is when you go home just to sit in front of a different screen.
Don’t spend more time in the digital world than you have to. Don’t turn on your TV. Don’t even start your notebook.
Escape the digital world for once.
Escape INTO the reality.
Talk to your family. Talk to your friends. Hug someone. Look around.
Live the reality for a little while if you dare. Maybe you will realize how much are you giving up.
“Don’t try to escape your reality… make it everything you want it to be.”