Twitter Reminds Us Of The Importance Of Engaging With #PutYourPhoneDownAnd

I recently returned from Cuba. And one of the biggest lessons I learned while there is that as much as we rely on our phones, we don’t need them as much as we think we do. They keep us from enjoying real life, forming real relationships and remembering what’s truly important in this world.

Erykah Badu, on her latest mixtape sang about being so powerful that she could make a man put his phone down.

That’s where we’re at these days.

And in that spirit, and the spirit of summer, the spirit of engaging in the real world, Twitter, a medium that is entirely digital, an area where most of the content is created by cellular devices even had a hashtag about the necessity of putting your phone down. A little backwards and unexpected, but still a message worth spreading. Check out the tweets on the following pages.