We can get virtually any ticket delivered to our smartphones, yet at my coworking space plenty of people myself included, OK so I am old, but most of the others are young, still print off their train ticket, boarding passes, and other tickets.
It’s the same reason that we still buy books, vinyl record sales are making a huge comeback, we still buy CDs, more and more people are doing art and other crafts. It’s the same reason people still buy paper notebooks when you could use Evernote.
We are humans and we like physical things, we like to hold the ticket, we trust it. We like to create with our hands and feel things in our hands.
Not everything is better in a digital version.
So we were driving back home this evening and to while away the journey we decide to play ‘how many yellow cars?’, which is a game where you all say how many yellow cars you think that you will see before you get home? The one who is closest to their number wins. Now I am not telling this story because I won (oh and I won ‘how many Christmas trees?’ too, LOL).
No, the reason for it is, that before smartphones and tech, those were the kind of games we all played to avoid boredom, but the avoidance of boredom that involves using your own imagination and then playing something with a group of others is what leads to fun, creativity, memories and so much more than can be offered by a 6 inch glass screen that you are singularly connected to.
Get out of the tech and count yellow cars for a more fulfilling life.