Denzel Washington, the great actor behind one of my favourite movies, Book of Eli, asks the following: Do you own your device or does your device own you?
Here at Stockles, we always balance between talking about Money and Life. Hopefully, this post will make you question how much time you spend on social media.
Personally, I have 3 rules:
Don’t hang out with people and constantly stay one the phone. If someone else does it, tell them to put it away asap. Say that it bothers you.
Don’t use your phone as your eyes when you travel. It is better to take a few good photos than to record a whole trip. Most likely, you will never watch those photos anyways.
Don’t believe that you are informed just because you watch the news. There are pros and cons to collecting a ton of targeted information.
Removed by Eric Pickersgill
Take a look at the following images done by the American photographer Eric Pickersgill. He removed the smartphones and digital devices from his portraits of everyday life. The project “Removed” aims to show our addiction to technology and hyper-connectivity.
Quite profound right? What do you do? How important is your phone for you?
Watch the video below and really ask yourself: Do you own your device or does your device own you?