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How many times have you walked into a room (or even worse….a party) and seen almost everybody with their phones glued to their hands and eyes locked to the screen? Our guess is probably a lot. This isn’t the time where we turn into total hypocrites and judge everybody about how much they use their phones because we get caught up in them ourselves; however it must be discussed. Technology has changed so much in the last 5-10 years alone that people are constantly updating and trying to figure out what to do with it, not to mention all of the social media sites that come along with this new technology. We have spent so much time on social media and realized there is a major problem that come along with it. We spend too much time trying to capture the moment so we can relive it later that we don’t get the full experience. Are you really having as much fun as you say you are when you’re live tweeting or posting a photo of everything that’s happening? Sometimes you can but it seems like that could get a little tough.

So…….what do we do about this problem?

Honestly social media or cell phones aren’t  going anywhere any time soon but that’s not a bad thing. It only becomes a problem when you can’t detach yourself from it at times because you’re afraid you’ll miss something. The truth is that we are missing some things but only when we get too buried into it. We don’t have to share everything with the Internet and it isn’t our job to. Mower can document out good times and still be functional in the presence of others.

The point of this post is to just bring awareness of something that could be detrimental in the long run. Start living! Go to a concert and try not to record the whole set. Don’t watch the phone and wait on a text if it’s not that important. Enjoy the presence of others while they’re still in front of you. Most importantly, live. These things will be around but some things you can’t get back. Don’t let social media feed your ego or belittle you. Take charge and don’t let social media make you their slut 🙂

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-The Lab3l