The Joy of Movies & Golf

Over the past few years, I have become increasingly drawn to the Movie theater and Golf. In our always connected world, I am more and more grateful and ascribe a bigger premium to activities where I’m able to be entirely present and undistracted. With Movies and Golf, I’m easily able to be present in a way that otherwise requires effort and intent. Even when the movie isn’t particularly good, I find it easy to be present. The same is true on the golf course, even though I’ll be lucky to break 100 this year.

Recently, I ate at a restaurant that included a phone cubby at the table. I am curious and interested to see whether hospitality experiences increasingly optimize for presence in more deliberate ways. Certainly, with ever shrinking attention spans, I see the opportunity and need.