My world is about communication. There are tweets, emails, work notifications, chat rooms, Skype, Facebook, and any other ping, beep, bloop, or ding that you can imagine.
With so much to interact with virtually, I often find myself not interacting physically. This is a problem.
It’s our duty to be in the present. To be physically and mentally in our space and to enjoy the moments that we have. It’s wrong to be so completely tied into the digital that you miss things that are happening around you. This is something that I need to work on.
Between friends, family, work, and fun, it’s easy to get distracted. It’s easy to forget where you are and what you’re doing.
On a larger note, I wonder how many of us do this. Even though we may just be stealing a few moments here and there to CHECK ALL THE THINGS, what effect does it have?
What are we teaching our kids?
If we’re so into many things at all times, what are we missing in the here and now?
How much attention can we really give to what’s important if we’re in a constant state of multitasking?