Just saw this neat piece of animated GIF getting re-blogged by somebody on the daily articles update on http://headliner.fm.
It's a fun image :)
What do you think of when you see this?
I can think of a few:
- just shut up, I don't need to hear your talk
- don't listen to what people say, believe in yourself
- broadcast (or the media) makes the world a smaller place (brings people together)
The first thing that came to mind, for me, is the title of this blog:
When you tune in to yourself, you tune the world out
Sure we all need to get in touch with ourselves some time. Be honest with ourselves, sort out our feelings -- have a little "me time", as I once heard a friend say.
However, there are some people who are constantly plugged-in to themselves, and the result is that they tune out what's happening to the people around them, and the world around them. In the end they get so self absorbed with their own issues that they get left behind and disconnected with reality.
Another image from the same page:
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I am guilty of this more times than I am willing to admit. I believe many of us are not even aware when it happens. Of course we may burn out when we become tired or when we care too much. Thats when we need a break, go to a place where its just me and myself.
Then of course there are the people who just don't bother. It is an attitude, a way of life for them. So what does that make them? Permanently disconnected? I am sure some of these people are aware of things happening. That does not make them disconnected, but most of the time they simply choose not to respond to them, and just withdraw into their own world.
I pray that I will not develop an attitude of indifference and a hardened heart. That does not make the world a better place, I am only a single person. But it will make things better for people around me. Then I can reach out to the world.