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Hazy, lazy days of summer

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We really do need to slow down, absorb a little less of the outside noise and savor these life events. That, in a nutshell, to me, seems to be the one simple thing in today’s hectic lifestyle that has changed our society in a way that has affected how we interact with each other. We are bombarded with so much information that demands our attention. We carry around little devises that keep us focused on so much that it is nearly impossible to carry on a conversation let alone just kick back and enjoy the really important things in life. We have allowed too many things to become too important and cause distractions.

Current day society and current events will always have an impact on how the pace of life changes through the ages, but the priorities we place on ourselves are self imposed and we must over time take stock in how we choose to live our lives and the value we place on the time which is ever fleeting. It’s easy today to get so caught up in all the new technology, the massive amounts of information we have streaming into our homes and the constant demands of our time. It’s also easy to completely lose track of the time spent just trying to keep pace with it all, only to wake up someday and realize a significant portion of your life has quickly passed by.

The solution is to keep your priorities grounded and share time with those you love and respect. Enjoy the lazy days of summer; include time to kick back and spend time with those people who truly impact your life. The world with all its ups and downs, scandals and threats will still be out there when fall returns, but summers are special and each summer should be filled with unique memories that last a lifetime.

Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New Market Press and publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at dan@newmarketpressvt.com or dan@denpubs.com.

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