I hope you are paying attention to what Freddie is singing
We’re listening to ‘This could be heaven’ by Queen. Midway through the song she pipes up,
"I hope you’re paying attention to what Freddie is singing."
"What do you want me to pay attention to?"
"He just said that you should bring fun to your daughters and sons. He’s singing to you."
"But he’s singing, you should bring love."
"Yeah, that too."
“He’s an orchestrator of experience, not a creator of cheap effects. And every artist knows how cheap an effect is, and how revolutionary an experience.”
“Shelley famously declaimed that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Good poets. Bad poets are the world’s US Congress.”
— Kim Fabricius
9 questions to ask yourself about your social media addiction
- Is it necessary to share this? Will it add value to my life and for other people?
- Can I share this experience later so I can focus on living it now?
- Am I looking for validation? Is there something I could do to validate myself?
- Am I avoiding something I need to do instead of addressing why I don’t want to do it?
- Am I feeling bored? Is there something else I could do to feel more purposeful and engaged in my day?
- Am I feeling lonely? Have I created opportunities for meaningful connection in my day?
- Am I afraid of missing out? Is the gratification of giving in to that fear worth missing out on what’s in front of me?
- Am I overwhelming myself, trying to catchup? Can I let go of yesterday’s conversation and join today’s instead?
- Can I use this time to simply be instead of looking for something to do to fill it?