Did you know the average person spends FOUR YEARS of his life looking down at his cell phone?
Yes. You heard that correctly.
We are living in a tech-addicted, selfie-loving, blue-screen staring world.
So many of us are more worried about connecting on social media than making real connections in person.
It’s easier to text all day than meet up for coffee.
It’s easier to scroll than pick up a new book.
It’s easier to disconnect with distractions than reconnect with who we are and start to connect with who we want to be.
And we’re not the only ones frustrated by that. Chances are, if you’re a part of our community, you’re probably nodding your head with us.
Thankfully there are people like Prince Ea out there who are using their talents + passions to bring awareness to our hyperconnected (or shall we say overconnected) society. This insanely talented man creates spoken word poems about the most profound yet real and grounded issues surrounding our generation.
If you haven’t seen any of his videos before, these are two of our favorites:
We absolutely love seeing people using their talents for a great purpose. Prince Ea’s activism for real connection and passion speaks right to our core + we hope you’ll enjoy his videos as much as we did.
ps – Yes , we realize the irony of talking about these technology and social media addictions that afflict our world so prominently on an online platform. Prince Ea uses YouTube, we have our blog. That being said, we believe in mindful technology. The internet has become an incredible tool for creating and building communities. The problem only takes shape when we start to become dependent on these technologies and allow our social media lives to mask the lives we live offline. Let’s live our real lives, both on and offline (with a heavy emphasis on the off!).