Ed-vise Episode 100

WHAT!?!?! Episode 100 GOOD MORNING!!! to you all!!! Overslept getting up at 6am because I set my 430 alarm for AM and not PM… Rookie mistake!

Today’s bit o trivia: Tantalus. Recognize the word? See, Tantalus was a Greek god (Is a Greek god depending on your religious preference). Well, like most Greek gods he had a bit of a falling out with Zeus. Zeus sent him to a hell. In said hell, there was a tree with fruit. Tantalus reached for the fruit and realized he could not attain the fruit. It kept pulling away from him. In his attempt he grew thirsty. Standing in water he bent down to take a drink only to realize the water would pull away from him. Thus, he was never to become satisfied as he could never attain what he sought. Coincidentally, you must ask why he was worried about being hungry or thirsty? It’s not like things could get worse!

Anyway…

Monday Musings Ed-vise today

If you’re not learning you’re dying. Listening to podcasts, reading, best of all…thinking.

I listened to The Knowledge Project podcast with an interview of Nir Eyal. Then, I went out and bought his book called Indestractable. Amazing interview; so far and amazing read.

He brings up several great points but one event stood out in particular. He talks about a conversation he was having with his young daughter. They had been playing together doing whatever. The discussion turned to “What superpower would you have.” When she was going to give her answer, his phone vibrated to alert him to some new app that was coming out. It grabbed his attention and sucked him in…away from his young daughter and away from a heart felt conversation that he will NEVER get back.

This caused me to reflect on my own times with my Newbie and my eldest and my middle kid. The conversations and time we have missed because of being distracted by our devices.

So, what did I learn: life is short. Time is our most precious gift to give. If we are with out loved ones, be with them. Give THEM your gift of time. A 3rd party app will always be there. I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember the opposite of DISTRACTION is TRACTION…not FOCUS!

Peace

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