I’m writing for A Deeper Story this morning about privacy, social media fasts and I’m wondering some big things.
Come join me there!
A couple years ago our family went to Hawaii. The Big Island, for us, was galloping horses and fresh ranch barbeque, coconut palms on a golden beach, sea-turquoise water and lava fields. It was coffee plantations and water slides and hikes in a rain forest.
And we kept it all for ourselves.
I’m pretty sure I posted a few pictures after our trip and texted a few home to some close friends, but for the most part for that week I went Internet dark.
…My phone sat face down for most of the trip and I stayed off the Internet completely. Everybody I needed to communicate with sat nearby in a bathing suit with spoonfuls of shaved ice. A shift began in me that week where I began to value my own privacy in a different way.
In this culture of over sharing and posting and photo maps and hashtags, I believe in many ways we have lost the value of privacy…