Life is a series of moments and experiences.
Live those moments; don’t fucking Instagram them.
Enjoy that concert, that sunset, your dinner.
Put your camera down and live, because once that moment is gone, it’s gone forever.
Trust me, the rest of us will be okay without a picture of your dessert.
While you were busy trying to choose the right filter for it, I ate it — it was delicious.
Put your phone down and re-discover the art of conversation that doesn’t use LOL-speak or smiley faces.
Laugh out loud.
Show the world your smiley face.
Put down your phone and enjoy the person you’re with.
Demand that they do the same, and show you the respect and attention you deserve.
Stop dressing up in other peoples’ clothes and make your own mark on this world.
Do you really want to be remembered for cosplaying as your favourite anime character and writing Vampire Diaries fan fiction?
Try something new.
Get up and try something else.
Write poetry just for you.
Paint a picture no one will ever see.
Say something nice to someone face to face.
It’s easy to be cruel on the Internet — it’s also easy to give praise in cyberspace.
Tell someone in person how much you love them, and their smile will be worth more to you than 1,000 ‘Likes’ on some Facebook comment.
Give some of yourself to someone else, and you will change their world.
If you want to help fight Cancer or poverty or AIDS or whatever’s trending on Twitter this week, visit a Cancer ward and hold a dying person’s hand, buy a homeless person a sandwich, hug someone who’s sick. Sacrificing your time and giving of yourself will make more of a difference in the fight against ‘Whatever’ than a million re-posts of some Internet meme.
Taking a selfie of yourself with no makeup on is not a sacrifice. It’s a nice gesture, but that and a buck-fifty will get you a cheap cup of coffee and nothing much more.
You only live once — do you really want the nicest thing that people say about you when you’re gone is that you always re-posted #causes on Facebook and Twitter?
Put down your phone.
Get off of Facebook.
Go for a walk.
Stop living vicariously though others and realize your own potential.