Just realized I hadn’t posted anything here in a few days – time does fly when you’re away from an LCD screen! Had a first round of pseudo-summer enjoyable weather here and have been spending time renewing my acquaintance with fresh air, lakes, and a relatively novel experience of using my legs to propel myself across the face of the earth, as opposed to just using them to scoot an office chair around behind a desk.
Made me realize how much of a rut we can get into. There’s a tendency to keep hammering at the same things without stopping to consider why you are doing them. Even if you pick up the same tools again, you at least get a refreshed perspective.
Kind of like the “filter bubble” that I’ve read about lately with regard to Google and social media. Since your preferences are tracked, pretty soon you are only exposed to results that are pretty similar to what you’ve investigated before. Seems that’s a waste of a lot of perfectly good Internet!
It’s better to be exposed to it all…..the good, the bad, and the ugly. Because that’s the way things are in reality. Or should be. One of the other scary things I’ve noticed when out and about is how many people devote a good deal of their attention to some sort of electronic device in an almost constant manner. It’s a pity when people don’t pay attention to the trees, flowers and birds of the air we’ve been blessed with and choose to live in a simulated world of their own imagining.
Like an explorer, you really can’t see what’s ahead unless you climb to the high ground and look out at the far vistas. The view is pretty limited when your head is stuck up your own butt.