Create Memories With Your Minds, Not Your Phones And Cameras

Benedict Cumberbatch is hopefully raising awareness for a terrible bad thing people are doing at "events". As he said in the above video (which fortunately went viral on PetaPixel):

"Speaking to the large crowd of fans gathered outside the theater, Cumberbatch politely says that seeing cameras pointed at him during the play is ‘mortifying’ and that there’s ‘nothing less supportive or enjoyable’ for the actors on stage.

‘This isn’t me blaming you, this is just me asking you to just ripple it out there, in the brilliant beautiful way that you do with your funny electronic things,’ he says."

This is something that's been angering for quite some time. Wherever you go, you can constantly see people capturing moments with their phones/cameras. There's no problem in doing so, but not the whole time!

There's no value in "recording" a whole performance of something you actually paid for. You are actually missing out on it. How often are you going to review this recording at a later time? You can't feel anything if you've only looked through this little display. When looking at a picture or a short video of the experienced moment, you'll be able to return to this moment in your mind.

A long time ago I wrote a piece called "How A Smartphone Can Ruin A Moment". This is exactly what I was talking about. Don't put the moment behind a tiny screen; enjoy it now!

(Via The Loop)