M. Flagg Lewis
Updated: Aug 9, 2020
As a millennial (or just an individual living with too much technology) I tend to find myself staring at screen for a majority of the day. Since my career involves me looking at screens, taking photos and posting to multiple media platforms 95% of the time when I'm out and about I tend to stay away from taking photos and posting pictures of my daily life. It's like my own form of a technology cleanse (but it doesn't always work out that way).
Now my parents (baby boomers) try to live in the moment and often forget to snap a quick picture to capture the memory of the event. More often than not they get upset when they go to look back and realize they don't even have a photo of the two of them enjoying a concert, movies in the park or any other community event. Fact, we are all a product of our upbringing. As I grow older and my priorities shift I find myself living in the moment and forgetting to capture it.
Just last year on Matt and I's wedding anniversary we attended a local festival on accident (went to Volant only to find out it was the Pumpkin Festival) and we didn't take a single photo of us at the festival. We did however end the day with a Happy Anniversary selfie at our new home in PA.
I believe there is a fine line between being unplugged and plugged in. Technology doesn't have to be a crutch that we (people living today) have become dependent on. However don't we also owe it to ourselves to document our lives for those we don't get to spend it with day after day?
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