Remember back in the 90s - when the internet was still a novelty - how excited you got when you got online? Connecting to the internet via AOL in the early days was not an easy thing to do as technologies were still immature. But once you made it on and heard that “You’ve Got Mail” chime, there was instant excitement.
Since then, it’s been a mass influx of digital connections as most of the world’s 7.7 billion+ people access the internet on a daily basis. Physical connections with other people and with nature have taken a backseat to social media, web browsing, and the like.
The statement “offline is the new luxury” is now our reality, and a shocking realization to come to. That said, it’s also a reminder as to how many treasures await us out in nature.
The digital revolution of the past two decades may have taken our focus elsewhere for a while; and listen, that’s not to say that these technologies haven’t brought us GREAT things. But every once in a while, we think it’s incredibly valuable for EVERYONE to “disconnect” from their screens and get out into the great unknown.
The impact of getting to your special place in nature is better than any drug, or YouTube video, could ever bring you. It’s far and away the best way to “connect” back to what really matters in your life.
Now go out and explore!