Since when did it become the objective in life to do as much as possible? I thought that the point of technology was to make life easier and give us a better quality of life. Instead it has become a set of virtual handcuffs we put on ourselves.
I can’t sit in Starbucks nowadays without somebody whipping out their crackberry or iPhone to check their messages. My neighbour takes his children out to play every day but as he walks past my house with them I can see his has his iPod on. Great, now he can multitask quality time with his kids as well as listening to his favourite tunes.
When I was young I used to complain to my mother that I was bored. It surely can’t happen nowadays. It is almost an arrestable offence to do nothing. Do you think you would be able to muster up the energy to sit down somewhere with no distractions? Sit and watch the world go by. Watch children playing or the cars drive by?
I challenge you do to that this week. Make sure you turn the phone off. I bet it is one of the hardest things you will have done in some time.