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Off The Hook

Updated: Nov 29, 2018

A few days ago I wrote about the gift of finitude; how our favorite moments in life are often special precisely because they are rare and temporary—not in spite of that fact. Well, finitude has even more to give.

The "Always On" era of internet-connected devices in our pockets has given us the ability to immortalize life's moments—big and small—that would have otherwise remained momentary. But just because we can capture all those moments now... Does it mean we should? Could there be a benefit to simply letting those moments go?

Here's an experiment. The next time you feel the urge to share something online, why don't you let this one go. Accept that the moment you're experiencing is finite. It doesn't have to be stored online forever. Let yourself off the hook from infinity. Live it fully and let it go, and perhaps you will find freedom in that.

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