I have been here before. That moment when The Butterfly effect comes back into my view. A flutter of a single butterfly’s wings can cause a typhoon on the other side of the globe.
Yesterday I was 20 minutes late for work. And it was five or so tiny events that lead to it. I hit the snooze button on my alarm clock a couple times. My wife got into the shower before I did. I spent some time checking my prayer requests from the night before. I posted a couple mind benders on Facebook. I took extra time getting ready.
All of these events lead to me being 20 minutes late. And it all started with the decision to stay up for ‘Just one more episode!’ The binge watching of television has begun to decay our society. We no longer talk to one another, we text. We no longer go and hang out with our friends because we are afraid we will miss our favorite episode. When we are out with our friends, our heads are glued to our screens.
One move was all it took. Social Networks. MySpace. Facebook. Twitter. INSTAGRAM!! That one is right there in the title!! Instant gratification! I need this now! I need this fix! Internet is a drug and our phones have become our dealers. One event can change the course of the world!
You know we have a problem. What will your next move be? Will we circle back around to deja vu, or can we move forward?