Stay connected to the essence of who you are

Huffington Vassar Commencement

“Because while the world will provide plenty of insistent, pleading, flashing, high-volume signals directing you to distract yourself–to not be in the moment, to burn out in order to climb higher up the ladder of what the world defines as success–there will be almost no worldly signals reminding you to stay connected to the essence of who you are,” Huffington told the class.

From here, with the whole speech here.

The whole purpose of the speech is about disconnecting from technology, from your phone, from social media, from SMS … and really thinking about who you are and what you want and how to approach that. Phrased another way: try as you might, it’s nearly impossible for you to come to a conclusion that social media is a real relationship. It isn’t.

Spend some time with yourself and think. Stop letting other people define your ladder. It’s probably a bit healthier.


Ted Bauer

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