Something I think many photographers can relate to is the need to document everything that goes on around them. There's nothing wrong with it, and it allows you to relive moments that you may not remember very well.
The question I always end up asking myself is, "Did I ever live in those moments in the first place? Or was I just taking photos in the shadows?" Some experiences should be documented, others, don't need to be documented with anything other than a mental picture. It's hard to tell the difference between these often times though.
Unless a moment calls for a certain etiquette where using a camera would be offensive or rude, why should you have to put your camera down? It's something you love, it's the medium you use to capture the world around you. I just watched the documentary, Time Zero, about the death of polaroid film and the birth of the Impossible Project. The hardcore polaroid fanatics were very emotional and passionate about the medium of instant film because most of them believed that digital photography was too "sterile" and that it took away the joy of photography. In some ways they are correct, digital photography has caused what I call image inflation. This is a term I adopted when getting deeper into film photography, because I was going through roll after roll at a super fast pace. I was trained to take 100 pictures in one sitting, because digital photography allowed me to take an unlimited amount of photos with no consequences.
It's hard to force yourself to take just 24 photos on a 35mm roll, or 8 photos in a polaroid film pack. That's what makes the photos that much more special; there are less of them, so each image is that much more valuable. You don't need to have frame after frame of every moment (I've been very guilty of this in the past), keep the moment in less photos, and it becomes that much more meaningful. Film is a great way to train yourself to be patient and take more time with each photo, and it really teaches you that you don't need to keep everything. It also saves you the hassle of having to go through thousands of photos later, which can take the joy out of memories for sure.