go play outside

Go play outside

This is actually from a personal experience that happened to me on my commute from work to home where a lady just suddenly stopped in the middle of the walkway on the train station because she was texting or doing something on her phone.

Being a bit of a bag lady today, and from how she just suddenly stopped, my bags bumped into her and she whipped her head back and gave me ‘the look’ like I committed a horrible crime.

In today’s society, it seems like everyone has their noses in their smartphones almost all the time. I get it that it’s the perfect excuse to ignore the world around you especially when you’re all squished together on the train trying to go to work or go home after a long day’s work.

I can’t really multitask like that and I’m actually kind of grateful. I have a hard time just walk and talk on the phone at the same time (my mom and my boyfriend can guarantee that this is absolutely true) so texting while walking is really out of the picture for me (thank goodness).

People can be so absorbed in what they’re doing and in that little device in the palm of their hands they’d end up doing the stupidest things. I’ve seen people walking into poles, walls, almost into traffic but try do a search on Google or YouTube and you’ll see how many most likely deadly accidents happened from people who were all too stuck to their phones.

It helps to be mindful about yourself and your surroundings and it’s ok to put down that phone once in a while.

Anyway, today’s artwork is a little different than the watercolor I usually do.

go play outside

I decided to use the markers instead. And it did render the effects that I hoped it would.

I do believe in ‘everything in moderation’, and I try to live by it. I do have quirks and flaws of course but I believe wholeheartedly that there should be a designated time when you completely unplugged even for an hour a day (sleep doesn’t count) or for a day or two just to reboot yourself for a fresher beginning.

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