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"When you’re up against a trouble, Meet it squarely, face to face; Lift your chin and set your shoulders, Plant your feet and take a brace. When it’s vain to try to dodge it, Do the best that you can do; You may fail, but you may conquer, See it through!

Black may be the clouds about you And your future may seem grim, But don’t let your nerve desert you; Keep yourself in fighting trim. If the worst is bound to happen, Spite of all that you can do, Running from it will not save you, See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile, When with troubles you’re beset, But remember you are facing Just what other men have met. You may fail, but fall still fighting; Don’t give up, whate’er you do; Eyes front, head high to the finish. See it through!"

- Edgar Guest

Today, we live in a world that literally lives behind their phone screens. Technology has its many positives, making individuals grasp knowledge way quicker and much easier. The problem in this is that the world doesn't remember what it is like to disconnect and live in the present. Everywhere you go, people are constantly checking their cellular devices for the latest update, text or Instagram post. And at the end of the day, when we go to bed, we don't even know what happened right in front of our eyes because we were to busy living in our phones.

“I don’t agree on spending time with someone who is more attached to his cell phone than he is to me.” ― Mohamed Ghazi, Honest

“The cell phone has become the adult’s transitional object, replacing the toddler’s teddy bear for comfort and a sense of belonging." ― Margaret Heffernan
You're Living In A Fake Reality

We can all say that we are guilty of hiding behind our phones. Whether its walking down the street and avoiding saying hello to a familiar face or texting a person about a problem because it is more convenient and less intimidating to do. Phones have given us the ability to hide at all times of the day, not letting humans enjoy the beauty in life. The world has so much to offer. Whether its a multitude of opportunities just waiting at your finger tips or experiences you'll

never forget, one may never know since you were too busy looking at your screen. These experiences are constantly passing by as we are consumed in technology that has no bearing on our future.This virtual platform that was handed to us, is literally crushing life and everything in between. In total, making a fake reality that we are starting to believe. Personal interactions are quickly becoming nonexistent being classified as uncomfortable or strange. Texting your friend to meet

up for coffee has shifted to making Facetime dates. Visiting each other at work has shifted to just texting hourly updates. Soon enough, interactions will be extinct. In 10 years, you are going to look back on life and not remember a single thing because all you did was sit on a mobile device that gave you an occasional self-esteem boost through likes and follows. If we all just take a moment out of our busy days to disconnect from our devices, we would be so much better off.

When is the last time you sat with yourself and just observed the world around you? Think about it. If the answer hasn't been in the past few days, take this piece of advice and disconnect. Dedicate an hour of your day to not look at a fake reality. Connect with the one's around you. Show your true self instead of being weak and hiding behind your screen. Life is simply beautiful and if you don't use it to its advantage before you know it, it will be gone. Make memories that will last a lifetime.

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