Life cannot be found in the screen of your phone. Put it down and live.
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We communicate less face-to-face. We no longer have to feel that self-consciousness that preludes asking a lady out.
We don’t have to communicate or engage in the real world and older generations are fed up with us, the millenials, the idiots stuck on their phone, avoiding life and risk and danger in the process.
Instant gratification and entitlement are directly effected by our best-friends, our phones. We sleep next to them. We wake up to them. We look at them even when we’re out for dinner with ‘friends’ or family. We avoid life because it’s easier to communicate on social media or text than it is to talk to someone and look them in the eye.
We’re not engaging in life. We’re avoiding it. What a bunch of pussies!
But it makes sense.
This same lot has been rewarded for mediocrity. Last place gets a trophy. What a great way to make a kid feel like a fool! Everyone knows he lost and yet you give him the same reward as the winner.
What a great way to devalue the hard work and talent that winning requires!
Make everyone equally useless. This isn’t the millennial’s fault. This is the fault of the soft parents and teachers and systems in place. (Read This: Our Schools Teach Our Boys to be Pussies)
It breeds young adults who cry and whine when someone hunts an animal, crying followed by them getting a burger at McDonald’s! It breeds young humans who think they deserve a promotion after two years of work regardless of whether it’s earned or not.
It breeds a sea of humans who vote for other humans who thinks everyone deserves everything, who think that no one should have to earn anything, that the state is their caretaker because they’re in their thirties, facing the prospect that their parents may no longer be their caretakers.
The transformation from whiny little bitch to winner starts with the small things, like leaving your phone at home when you go out with pals or out on a date. Or leaving your phone at your desk when you go to a meeting. Or talking to someone rather than texting someone.
Be a part of the world. Don’t continue to live in avoidance of it by relegating yourself to virtual reality.
The ‘Put Your Phone Down’ Challenge
Put your phone down for a day and see how you live. Enter the real world and see what it’s like.
Gratification won’t be immediate, it shouldn’t be immediate, that’s not how the real world works.
Charge your phone at night in the kitchen.
Leave your phone out of meetings.
Don’t take your phone to class or on dates or out with pals.
Live. Live with all of the uneasiness that is living.
Are you going to take the challenge?
Let me know!
About The Author
Chad Howse: Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.