573 Magazine Nov 2017 - Page 5

at 573 Magazine know that the world wide web bombards your life with nonsense.  We have to wake up to the fact that the internet is countering our ability to live life in real time.  We are designed to feel the wind in our face.  We are created to walk amongst the trees.  We are designed to explore and move.  The internet is only tricking you into thinking you are exploring your world; in reality, you are sitting in a dark room somewhere feeding off the actions of others as they explore the world.  You have to crawl out of that sunken sofa and open the door to reality.  Turn your phone off and show your children what it is like to take a brisk winter romp outdoors.  If they don’t experience being cold, a runny nose, and numb fingers, they will never know reality.  Get out there to one of our crystal clear springs.  Hike in one of our great State Parks.  Visit one of our beautiful wineries.  Try a new restaurant.  Start a new business.  Go back to school.  Find a hobby.  Quit wasting your life away online watching others live theirs.  Do something.  Do anything.  Explore your world today.  I guarantee you will have more fun than anything happening online.   5