In the movie, “Shawshank Redemption” (one of many peoples’ top ten films) Andy Dufresne explains, “Bad luck, I guess. It floats around. It's got to land on somebody. It was my turn, that's all.”
I think the same is true of good ideas and opportunities. They’re floating around and sometimes they land on us, or we need to grab and pull them to us. What stops us? Distraction, fear, indecision, and a lack of clarity in our goals to name a few reasons.
There is a movement afoot that hinges on the premise that we need to look up for a deeper connection with the world and the people around us. By putting the phone down and looking up we are more observant, we daydream, we think, we engage, and we see things we would have missed.
In the 1992 song, “Amused to Death” Roger Waters couldn’t have known how prophetic his lyrics would be in 2022. Every once in a while for our psyche and physical health we should disconnect from our digital devices.