These students walking and texting are not mindful of each other or the
greenery around them. Will we have a whole generation whose only
connection is through hand-held devices? These may seem funny to us,
but walking and tweeting and texting and driving don't mix.
Lots of people aren't paying attention these days. Basically, that
means they are not being mindful. I have seen people at restaurants on
their mobile devices, not paying attention to each other. Once I
watched a mother and her young child, whose feet didn't reach the floor
as he sat at the table, and they never spoke during their meal. Both
were playing with their iPads or droids, or whatever they had.
My online Book Buddies are working on the idea of mindfulness this month. Have you given this any thought? Have you seen people so obsessed with texting that they miss what's happening around them?