Have you ever been so wrapped up in your own little world that you feel like you missed something? I had just this feeling on a recent flight. So, I stopped writing, closed my MacBook, took my ear buds out and had an hour long conversation with the woman sitting next to me.
Social media is real, but I’ll take a conversation face to face with another carbon based life form over Twitter every time. The presentation, blog post or proposal I was working on would keep.
Nancy and I talked about business, families, kids, spouses, cooking, wine, parents – you get the picture, we talked about life. It was a nice break in the middle of a “me centered” week. A reconnection with the human me vs the machine that lives and functions a week at a time on the road.
So, next time you get that feeling that you’re missing something – stop and take a look around. That someone or something may be as close as the airplane seat or coffee shop table next to you.