Aptly named don’t you think?!
We have become increasingly imprisoned by our technology, and whereas it helps us to thrive in modern society, bridge gaps between oceans, connecting us with the world, helping trade and spreading awareness and education at the push of a button - it also keeps us chained to our screens and away from nature.
Remember when kids were kids? When making dens, climbing trees and creating daisy chains and rose perfume were the best thing in the world?
This has been replaced with the latest snap chatting, filtered posing, gossip mongering, cyber bullying that is at our fingertips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We need to disconnect from our technology and re connect with ourselves.
As adults we need to lead by example so that our kids can achieve some balance and experience the things we took for granted as children. The simple pleasure of fresh air and a walk in the woods, throwing a ball, playing hide and seek - these are all free to anyone who wants to engage ........ except none of us do.
As Albert Einstein said: ‘It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity’ (The guy was pretty smart so maybe we should listen?)
Let’s spring clean our attitudes, unplug from the Matrix and reconnect with our environment, our families and our sanity.