I was at the grocery store last night and had an interesting observation.
As I was leaving the store, a mother and her two children were in front of me. In this particular store, there is an escalator to go to the ground level when you leave. In Flroida some stores are like that due to flood zones. Anyway, the family got on the escalator and the young boy was getting on as well when he stopped. I waited and noticed how intensly he was looking at his game device. I asked him to watch his step and then he noticed he needed to get on. As we rode down, he “focused” on his game device again and I remonded him that antoher step was coming as we approached the end. After he got off the escalator his mother had to direct him as to which direction to walk as he kept his “focus” on his game and not his surroundings.
This is how so many accidents occur with cell phones/”Smart” phones. Are we focusing or making ourselves oblivious to our surroundings? I have seen people get so wrapped up in what their so called “smart” phone does that they don’t even hear what is happening around them. Why? What is so amazing about these devices? We need to focus on being out in nature and communicating with other people because our society has forgotten how to communicate with each other.
Store signs have q codes on them instead of stating “ask your server or sales representative”. How easy is it to find a phone number to contact a call center for help? You either chat on-line or send an e-mail.
Perhaps it is time we focus on not being oblivious to our surroundings and others in our community and focus on being better human beings.
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