We’re here to fart around

I’m sitting here about to write today’s blog, which I have decided to be about not sitting in front of a screen, be it our mobile phones, tablets or PCs, and it’s ironic that you’ll read it on a screen!

We are not on this planet to just sit staring at a screen, mainly observing someone else’s life whether through the fiction of TV/Film etc or through reality of YouTube and social media.

We are here to jump for joy, climb trees, splash in puddles, dance on the beach, run through a field of tall grass, laugh, smile, cry, be with other people.

The being with other people is the real thing that is disappearing rapidly through the advancing erosion of human contact that we seem evermore keen to embrace through a digital world.

Instead of buying a book online, we could walk to the bookshop and talk to people on the way, we can observe others, we can enjoy being away from mental stimulus of our smartphones, we can stop and have a coffee and watch the world go by. All of these experiences teach us and enrich us. They allow us to bring our light to the world for others and for us to experience the light of others. The energies that we all transmit like beacons to light up others.

We won’t get this from shopping online.

Kurt Vonnegut once said ‘we’re here on Earth to fart around’, adding ‘we’re dancing animals…let’s all get up and move around a bit right now…or at least dance’.

We are not here to be stuck in a chair staring at a screen, go and fart around, and there doesn’t have to be a reason or a purpose. Just be.

Confused

In countries where food is not plentiful, life is more simple, they have less of most things and people often sit in a group of friends or family and perhaps pray or say something to express their gratitude for what they have and what they are about to eat.

In other parts of the world, where food is plentiful and very often wasted, where people often sit alone to eat, the only thing that happens is people take a photo of their food and post it on Instagram for others to like. Then return to their smartphones and eat, not just consuming food but consuming yet more data.

We’re confused in our thinking that having everything equates to happiness. The people who have the least tend to have the most gratitude and joy in life and those that have it all are often unfulfilled.