" You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. "

This morning I woke up and the first thing I did, before breakfast, before a shower, before taking a breath or admiring the rising sun or allowing the birds in my neighbor's tree to sing their brief but soothing song, was check my phone. We are told there are the cynics of the future out there who will call this an age of addiction, reaching for my phone was a sign of our deplorable times, an era when we were so unquenchably attached to our devices that it prevented us from having any genuine real world relationships.

I'd like to humbly offer a counter point to this thesis: ...[Continue reading on Thought Catalog]