Put your phone down and come #EatTogether says Canada

Look around you.

In every direction you will see people hunched their devices, wearing headphones and not seeing another soul. We are here but we are not here.

We are here but we are not here.

I understand the power of being connected to friends and family living abroad through social media, and having access to every answer imaginable right there at your fingertips is appealing, but I do fear that kids and adults are not able to have a conversation without the security blanket of their beloved phone.

When was the last time you left the phone at home? or left it in the car?  We tell ourselves we need our devices in case of emergency” but we never enable the “Do Not Disturb” feature which only allows for calls from specific emergency people (kids/ family).

Yes, we communicate differently in 2017 than we did in 2007 and in 1997. Yes, we have a community of people that we are linked to around the world unlike never before. But are we not replacing human eye-to-eye handshake and a hug with an emoji?

This is why I love this campaign that asks: What happens when you put down the phone, switch off the TV, shut down the laptop?

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, President’s Choice brand wants more Canadians to eat together with this #EatTogether campaign:

come and #EatTogether:

Ironically, the flaw with the campaign is that it wants you to: “Just snap a picture of what dish you would serve and post it on Instagram, Twitter or on the PC Facebook Timeline using the hashtags #EatTogether and #PC150Contest.


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