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You'll Soon Be Flying

As a mother of four children, I am deeply concerned with how people will coexist- offline, as the digital age we live in continues to fool us into believing that our identity and worth is derived from the profiles we've constructed online.
Eventually, I'm afraid we will be left as shells with no substance. With more followers than leaders. Fewer active thinkers creating anything of our own; just sponges of digital snippets, re-producing snippets in exchange, to feel satisfied; enough. And if nothing changes- by then, no one will know any better. Let's be better. Let's do better.

My wish for my children and theirs: They will really live, really connect, make eye contact, read books and Create. Something. Of their own.

Think for yourselves. Value people. Un-plug every now and then. Construct a life, not a profile.