Thanksgiving break is in a week I believe.
I say, let’s all take this oppertunity to set aside our electronics and digital lives for a few days, and really genuinely connect with those family members and friends that surround us.
It’s been a while since I can say that I’ve been to family holiday gatherings without my phone and social medias. The last Christmas or Thanksgiving that I participated in family events without the use of electronics was 2005, fifth grade. This was before I had a Myspace, a Cell phone, and AIM. This was the last Christmas that I spent genuine and focused energy on real people, and the events going on around me in real time. I forget what that even feels like!
I say, this holiday, we all go home and whether its for a day or the entire week, set aside your phones, don’t interact over the computer, and be with the people who really matter to you.
Take this time to show your parents and grandparents the young adult that you’ve blossmed into. Talk about your classes, what your learning, what your writing about, new friends you’ve made, clubs you’ve joined, jobs you’ve become involved in.
Also, take this time to look around at all of those who are consumed by their digital world. See how many conversations may diminish because of the interruptions of texts and notifications. Look around at time wasted by those consumed in their social networks. Try and take notice to the amount of time people spend faking experiences just so they can upload it to instagram.
*OMG THANKSGIVING SELFIE IN MY CUTE DRESS THAT HAS FALL COLORS* -“WAT FILTAH SHOULD I LIKE, USE?”
*EHMAGAWD LOOK AT ALL DA FOOD ON MY PUHLATE THAT IM ALLOWING TO GET COLD WHILE I TAKE 700 PICTURES MOVING THE MASHED POTATERS CLOSER TO DA TURKAY WITH MY GRAVY VOLCANO THAT LOOKS GOOD* -“WAT FILTAH SHOULD I LIKE, USE?”
ME: “Idk but i’m gunna eat the food off your plate if you dont stop taking pictures”
Seriously, I’d really love to hear some of your experiences over Thanksgiving break as a blog post in 2 weeks. It might change the way you look at things.