What If You Just Enjoyed The Moment?

Are You Too Busy Capturing Instead Of Enjoying The Moment?

This photo was taken during a fireworks display. The faces have been sufficiently blurred to protect them from shame.

Not too long ago, I was just like them.

I would try to “capture” the amazing fireworks instead of enjoying the show. Then I would take a look at the photos and realize that they’re pure rubbish. Also, I didn’t get to exclaim “Oooh!” and “Aaah!” with those who were not taking photos. I didn’t have fun.

This also happens in other scenarios like:

  • taking video clips during a concert instead of feeling the music
  • copying the speaker’s presentation slides word for word instead of paying attention
  • focusing on the salty popcorn instead of the movie

Oftentimes, we find ways to distract ourselves from the real purpose of an event. What if we tried to catch ourselves during those times of weakness?


One thought on “What If You Just Enjoyed The Moment?

  1. Krissy

    I share the exact same sentiment when it comes to attending concerts! During Jason Mraz’s most recent concert here in Manila, the girl in front of us recorded the whole concert using her crappy phone. The WHOLE concert. She was watching through a small screen instead of focusing on Jason and his band’s music and crazy dance moves! I literally wanted to shake her and tell her to enjoy the concert and watch Youtube when she goes home, if she prefers it that way.

    And yes, that is also why I don’t like eating while watching a movie. 🙂


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