The opening of the TED description of this video says the following:
One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what’s real?
I’m beginning a month-long focus on business gifting and appreciation. I’m in the midst of one of my most over-committed monthly schedules in recent history. I find myself both stressed and addicted to my devices and at the same time, thoroughly concerned with how I can make real non-digital connections through my online businesses.
And I ran across this TED talk. And I’m convinced that her concerns are valid. I’m convinced because my soul has known this fracture for some time. Known that my personality’s preference for living in the future already predisposes me to miss the present moment. And that my link to my digital world just makes that so much more difficult to correct.
Listen to the end (it can get a little dry after the Hurricane Sandy story), and ask yourself how this affects your life and your business.