A few months ago, my family and I visited my mother in my hometown. One day, after running some errands, I returned to the house and plopped down on the couch next to my son. And, without hesitation, he launched into a long-winded monologue about a new game he had on his iPad. After a few minutes of listening to every painstaking detail about the game, I told him to put down the device and jump in my truck. He eagerly put the iPad down and seemed energized to spend some time with dear old Dad.
We live in an unsettled world where it seems the only thing we can count on is that it will be unsettled for the foreseeable future. The devices we buy and the products we produce have very limited shelf-lives. So, unless you hit the lottery or come up with today’s “must have” gadget, you’re saddled with slogging it out over time.