Saturday, 23 November 2013

When Did We Lose The Art Of Imagination?

Whilst sat in Costa enjoying one of their special Christmasy drinks I was observing my boyfriend Marty
Our delicious Christmas drinks 
(find him on Twitter) who was intently watching a young boy across the room - whom was clearly driving an imaginary vehicle. I left him for a second and pondered to myself what he could be possibly thinking of ( he is the least paternal person I know) when I finally asked him what was so interesting his response was simple -
Why don't grown men pretend to drive buses ?

I immediately responded by saying that sadly I believe, that it is the result of going to school - Being taught facts and figures which forms a loss of creative thought processes. Tasks that as a child seemed like the most exciting times of our lives, just become everyday mundane and unfulfilling activities.
But really, why shouldn't we imitate driving a double decker or pretending to be a post office cashier ( one of my childhood faves) . Ok on a serious note this may make us appear slightly strange but what I think is so important is to maintain an element of imagination in our everyday lives. Perhaps adding a little imagination to our days could spark them to come alive-  allowing them to meet the expectations of the lives we have become so obsessed with by constantly refreshing the social networks feeds of celebrities whose everyday lives seem so enthralling!!
Your imagination can take you places straight thinking can only dream of taking you - it is about creating an opportunity and running with the idea until it makes all your dreams come true - and you finally become the person you have always aspired to be.

So speaking from someone who is no stranger to believing that fairies really do live at the bottom of the garden, see how much a little imagination can brighten up your day and put a little bit of magic in your life :) .

Love Liv xXx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

LDBT - Let Down By Text

Firstly, to confirm this is not a direct dig at anyone in particular, but an observation about what many people ( including myself i'm sure) are all guilty of in this digital age we now live in. 
The sin in discussion here is the conversation avoidance that is created through the simple send button on text messages, Facebook,Twitter or emails. 

Despite daily technological advances these modern day gadgets have yet to be programmed to spare the thoughts and feelings of their recipients. 
Typing the message on a screen diminishes the look of your respondents face when you tell them, yet again, you are unable to make that prearranged dinner date. 

As being no doubt a culprit of this, but more recently the victim of LDBT ( let down by text) I am increasingly noticing the loss of sincerity of society today, and how once again digital platforms are in fact forming a loss in real conversation. 

 I believe these instant messages are becoming to much of an easy way out rather then enabling people to delve into that good old thing once known as a discussion; they simply provide a faceless excuse for those whom are too wimpy to speak to your face. 

It scares me to think that in the not so distance future SMS will be the next romantic marriage proposal!.

Unintentionally this post sounds a bit ranty, but I wanted to remind people that in fact friends and family would be far more understanding of your change of plans if you simply actually spoke to them . 

I would love to know your thoughts on this topic and if you to have been effected by LDBT. 

Love Liv xXX