Preppers: Paying Too Much Attention To The Phone
Kevin Felts 04.02.18
Believe it or not, people use to pay attention to what was going on around them. Another amazing fact, people use to talk to each other. Both of those were phased out in favor of the smart phone.
Regardless of who the person is, or what is happening, we should pay attention to what is going on around us. If there is a lack of attention, sometimes we may miss important observations.
A few days ago I had the opportunity to do a social experiment. There was a road that was barricaded so a crane could be brought to a construction site.
The problem was, I needed to get to the next street down, which was just 100 or so feet away and on the opposite for of the barricaded road. Guarding the road were a couple of rent-a-cops who were playing on their phones.
I decided to take the opportunity to do an experiment. Could I cross the barricade, go down the road and exit without the rent-a-cops seeing anything? The worse thing that could have happened, the guards would have yelled at me to get off the road. After all, it was a public road and I was in no danger.
So across the barricade I went, down to the next road, then exited. As I was walking away I looked over my shoulder at the guards, and they were still on their phone, totally oblivious as to what just happened.
This brings up the question, “How much do we miss while on our phones?”
Did we miss the old lady who needed help getting something off the top shelf?
Did we miss our children walking off for a split second?
Maybe we should set the phone down and start paying attention to what is going on around us? While we are at it, say hello to a stranger. Maybe that hello and good day will brighten someones day.