I came across a great post today on HBR called Stop Documenting, Start Experiencing. I guess I’m as guilty of this as the next guy (ok, maybe more), but it has become quite a trend in our lives that instead of enjoying something beautiful, we want to snap photos of it and share with our peers. It struck me recently that experiencing things through a lens reduces our enjoyment of it, so I’ve started taking less photos and watching more.
The article goes into 3 reasons why we’re obsessed with hoarding information:
- We’re wired to hoard
- We crave acceptance from our peers
- It’s now easier than ever
There’s some good stuff in there, so it’s worth a read.
What about you? Do you enjoy what you’re doing? Or are you obsessed with sharing it?