If a person only ever ate food with jalapeno or ghost peppers, would anything stand out? It would all be hot to the taste and touch, but isn’t it true that “variety is the spice of life” as the saying goes? Does everything need to be hot?
In today’s tech/social hungry world, people are constantly wondering, “what’s the latest…” this or that, “what’s the hottest in. . .” to make sure that they are on top of it all and aren’t missing out. While I’ll agree that it’s good to stay on top of things like trends, does everything that we do have to be the best or latest? I still chuckle when I ask someone about their smartphone, and they feel bad about having the previous model, when that model that they have is a year or less old. Your smartphone didn’t even exist 2 years ago! It’s okay to have the one that’s in your hands right now!
While it’s good to stay caught up on reading what the latest social media platform is that’s taking off, or find out which App can save you the most time with a particular task, it’s also good to once an awhile take a breath, and be happy with the place that you’re at currently. It’s okay to be a trend watcher, but you don’t have to live as a trend. It’s good to know what lies ahead, but we also need to enjoy the now in life.