Here’s what social media does to our thoughts and ability to be present in our world: we have experiences where something is happening, where we are taking something in, enjoying life, reading a good book, having a good conversation, a moment of connection, or any other happening in life. In the midst of those experiences we note that they may be potentially worthy of posting on social media. So we leave the present moment- imagining ourselves in the future creating that post, observing our present-self now acting in a way to best be utilized by the post. In doing this our thoughts and even our behavior completely flea from the present moment, because even our present behavior is now oriented as something to be utilized by a future-posting-self. And in developing this practice into a habit we become more disconnected human beings.

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