“Life, ladies and gentleman, is all about moments. No one in history has ever been able to hold on to one, not a single soul, and you never get them back… Ask yourself: “How many trips did you almost take? How many sights have you almost seen? How many moments have you lost thinking about the next one, thinking that once you get this, or get there, maybe that will be the best one?”~ Prince Ea
I think more and more people are starting to realize that experiences, not things, are what makes us feel happy and full of life. And that life is way too short to spend it in front of your computer while working… over time.
In this short yet very powerful video, Prince Ea talks about the importance of Personal Time Off, and why we should all disconnect from time to time in order to connect, with ourselves, but also with the world around us. A really great video with a really great message. I love it and I have a feeling that you will too.
Moments: The Most Precious Thing We Have in Life
P.S. How many tabs did you have open? I had 18 😐
Here’s the transcript of the video in case there’s any part of it that stuck with you and you want to share with someone close:
“I read a study yesterday
It said that last year more than half of us actually choose not to take our full vacations from our jobs
Question: Don’t you think it’s crazy that so many of us are going to work even we don’t need to be there?
Times we could be on the beach buried in sand or traveling the earth, we spend it in the office traveling from desk to desk, buried in paperwork
See, in this chaotic world where everything goes so fast.
We’re so busy!
Seems like everyone’s middle name is “multitask”
But now, before you go and act all ´holier than thou´
How many extra tabs do you have opened on your computer, right now?
See, we all need them get away from the race for our family, friends, for the sake of our mental state.
Time to rewind, recharge, reconnect
No reporting to the office on e-mails that should be on redirect
Because life, ladies and gentlemen, is all about moments
No one on history’s ever been able to hold on to one, not a single soul, and you never get them back.
There one goes
No do-over, no rewind, no DVD root menu to skip to a previous scene
How many trips did you almost take?
How many sights have you almost seen?
How many moments have you lost thinking about the next one?
Thinking that once you get this or you get there maybe that would be the best one.
Life has taught me that all we will ever have is now.
Let me be perfectly clear. I’m not saying: quit your job. Even though I know you deserve a six-month vacation twice a year… But how about small steps?
Short trips with long dances, no distractions.
Spend the time with family instead of co-workers, meditation instead or aggravation, replace our screensavers with sunrises, palm pilots with palm trees , jammed copy machines with… . Man, I really hate jammed copy machines
The most precious thing we have in life are moments
Let´s make the most of them before they disappear. Let´s see the world while we still can and cherish those while they´re still here
Because when our lives are almost over, it won’t matter how much money we made, or hours we worked, times we got “employee of the month”
What we´ll look back on are the memories we made , the hours we spent with those we loved, and were we father of the month, mother of the year, friend of a life time
Holidays should be a time where we go away and come together. From now on let´s take a whole vacation and be fully present, creating memories that will last forever.”