BRETT ELDREDGE hit up social media last week to issue a “Flip-Phone Challenge.” You already know where this is going. He’s switching from a smart phone to a flip-phone . . . because he wants to “stay in the moment.”
He wrote that he’s going to go back in time to 2002 when he got his first color flip-phone. “I would carry it everywhere I went but never look at it to check the never ending ‘Breaking News’ or constantly compare my life to someone else’s.”
He was tired of being at dinner with friends and finding himself “halfway paying attention” to conversations. Instead of talking or listening he’d be on his phone watching videos of people doing a triple backflip or chugging a bottle of vodka.
“Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of amazing things about a smart phone, but I gotta take a moment to experiment and see what it’s like to be here, RIGHT NOW, lost in the music and not in a screen.”