the more you document your own life, the more you check in, you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night, the more you do all of this stuff, or even in my case, the more you listen for little lines of dialogue that can make their way into stories, the more you photograph moments, in a way, the more you start to step out of those moments, and if you do that too much, you become a spectator to your own life.
from jonathan harris’ creativemornings talk | via swiss-miss
@9 months ago with 82 notes
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i like it here.:
What I find interesting, is the assumption that being a spectator in one’s own life doesn’t have a place.
Spectators have objectivity. They can consider multiple angles. They are most often privy to information the protagonist does not have, the information that makes the difference between a understanding and error.
They say the unexamined life isn’t worth living. (At least, Socrates does) Do yourself a favour, and understand the importance of balancing being entirely in the moment, and being a spectator sometimes.
Both are valuable.