Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14 - Reverb Broads
In a world filled with more technological distractions than ever before, social networks, smart phones, etc, what strategies do you enforce in your life in order to stay focused on your goals and living life in real-time to the fullest? 
Suggested by Neha 

I really hope I'm not the only one to answer this way.  I'm hoping you all are better at experiencing life real time than I am.

I tend to spend too much time in front of screens. And then, even that time is not well spent.  I smash pigs, match gems, and blast balls with abandon. I should be writing for this blog or working on my novel or researching stuff or reading an actual book or crocheting or knitting or gardening or biking or something, but instead I'm sitting there trying to find the golden egg.

I find the following Heinlein quote applies to me - enslaved by the trivial.

“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” 

How do you free yourself?

1 comment:

  1. OMG, that Heinlein quote completely defines my life of the past year or so. Frightening. And yes, how DO you free yourself, especially if you're not inclined to pull fake goals out of thin air until some real one comes along?