Being Inside

There is something to being inside a building, a structure, that seems to be safe. In the open air we are at risk. If we could just get home, ah, comfort. When we are inside there are limits. There is a safety in knowing how far, how high, how long something is especially if you live there. There is a level of security.

Being inside your head used to be for book nerds who never left home without one. They were always in their heads, always escaping from the reality that, to be honest is boring compared to the adventure at hand. But there they were in their own little world. Now, now everybody lives their. The difference is they don’t actually have to read a story line, they don’t get pulled into a beginning, middle, and end adventure. No, they settle for novelty, for the new.

Everyone who is on their phones is doing what the book worms used to do, the difference is they are just watching other people live. And to be honest, I think it is what people did anyway. They gossiped, they people watched, they sat around and waited for something to happen. Because our society started disconnecting from each other along time ago. Social life isn’t what it used to be. In this connected age we are disconnected.

Being inside our heads can be dangerous. We get comfortable, we forget what it means to live, to interact, to be ourselves around others. Life is hard enough as it is. When we limit our ability to make friends, to grow…

Okay, I am just going to stop with what ever I just wrote.

The reason we love the t.v. show The Office. The reason we want to have work relationships like that, the reason people could work at a company for thirty years, is they were a tribe. They did life together. It is what we all really want. It is a reason not to be on our phones but to be with the persons in front of us. We watched what life could be like. Most of us craved it, we craved a reality of connection. We didn’t want to be inside our head we wanted to be a part of the community.  In today’s society we are left to build our own community, and we are ill equipped to do it so we settle for one inside our head on our phone.

Sorry for the randomness of this post. I am sure I will need to edit it. Thanks 

Nino Olson