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Lets take the ‘Scenic Route’

Nobby's Beach 29/01/13

Our modern life is like driving on a voyeuristic highway:

We expect everything instantly and are very uncomfortable with waiting.

We are available all the time and spend a large portion of this time in an entirely different reality – Cyperspace.

Popularity is King and has replaced hard work and good behaviour as the criteria for reward. This is evident with more and more posts appearing featuring kids holding messages such as ‘My mummy said she would buy us a puppy if we get 1 million likes on facebook.”

Bullying is no longer limited to the schoolyard and relationships are started and finished on the web or by text message.

Well, I for one am getting tired and am desperately seeking a rest area or perhaps even an alternate route.

So, how about getting off this highway and taking the scenic route?

It might take longer and be off the beaten track; It may not be the most popular or status quo – but I bet it’s beautiful, enriching and definitely more of an adventure!

We could meet some fascinating people, have real conversations and authentic experiences.

We won’t be tagged, liked or commented on but instead smiled at, hugged and spoken to.

Let’s take a chance, try new things and most importantly stop, breathe and take it all in!


Hi, I'm Kathryn. I love to write. These days when I'm not tapping away on my keyboard or indulging in social media, you can find me trying to perfect my gluten-free baking, dancing around the lounge with my children or engrossed in a book.

8 thoughts on “Lets take the ‘Scenic Route’

  1. Authenticity has so much value.. and, like you, I worry that people miss out on it. This is a wonderful reminder to just sit back and breathe! πŸ™‚

    1. Wow. Thanks for taking the time to read it, especially as I see you are inundated with comments on your article – and rightly so! Congrats again on being Freshly Pressed πŸ™‚

      1. Agreed! It’s time for some compassion! It is my prayer one day they will not be judged nor discriminated against because of who they love. Thank you for your sweet reply! πŸ™‚

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