In this day and age, people are always seeking for the next best thing.
Swipe left – she may be prettier
Swipe left – he may be taller
Swipe left – she may have a bigger chest
Swipe left – he may make more money than the last
We not only swipe left on people in apps, but we also do it to their faces.
We quickly label others, in mere seconds.
We put them in a box immediately after one conversation.
We have this mentality that there is always something better out there and then miss out on what’s in front of us.
We don’t consider people’s feelings or situations and pass them along with our swift judgments and perceptions.
We miss out on getting to know the beautiful souls that are placed around us.
We miss out on the hearts and minds that could impact us in a great way.
We waste our time on electronics instead of spending time with others and having face to face conversations that can lead to amazing insights.
We replace talking with texting.
FaceTime instead of quality time.
DM’s instead of a much-needed embrace.
We form opinions without listening.
Voice concerns without compassion.
And disapprove without knowledge.
Honestly, I miss the old fashioned way.
Where we spend time. We learn. We ask. We listen. We care. We feel. We embrace. When we see. When we touch. When we hug. When we have a shoulder. When we are near. When we are present. When we stop seeking for “better” when it comes to unique souls. Unique minds. Unique hearts.