‘Share’ and sharing have got us to a point where we decide how and where to ‘share’ the experiences we capture even before we have lived them. So much so that sometimes we simply capture the moments because we wish to ‘share’ them. Gone are the times when sharing a photo album with someone was a ex post facto experience in itself!
In these interesting times, we read, click, record, like and even do things for two reasons. One because we feel the excitement and joy of performing the activity and two because we feel the joy of ‘sharing’ that first hand joy with others. This second level of enthusiasm is sometimes so strong that we don’t fully let ourselves get lost in the joy of ‘feeling’ what’s happening around us. When you are face to face with a breathtaking view across a cliff or valley, you might like to snap that lovely panoramic view and ‘share’ it with friends. But in search of perfection for attracting ‘likes’ you miss a chance to appreciate a bountiful gift of nature right in front of you.
Sharing is caring. But the urge to ‘share’ might lead us to carelessness. If we really care to inhale the fresh air, ‘capture’ the dew drops, meditate in the light of full moon, cherish sparking smiles and listen to the giggles of flowing streams we must learn to stand and stare. Hopping and sharing is only as ephemeral as our ‘likes’ for somebody else’s firsthand joy. In the desperation to ‘share’ your trips, never miss the chance to create a lovely little tale of memorable ‘destinations’.