Everyone wants his parent’s, or friend’s, or partner’s undivided attention — even if many of us, especially children, are getting used to far less. Simone Weil wrote, “Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” By this definition, our relationships to the world, and to one another, and to ourselves, are becoming increasingly miserly. (via)Technology. What a tricky thing to balance. Yes, I have an iPhone that I use and enjoy. But when I am with someone else, the phone goes in a bag or somewhere else. Unless something is happening and then I absolutely explain that to the person I'm with so I have to monitor it & I always keep the person I'm with informed about what is happening.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when I meet up with someone and they have their phone sitting on the table while we eat and when it goes off they stop whatever we are talking about to monitor their phone. Ugh. Kind-of makes me want to scream every time, "Hey! I'm here having dinner with you right now."
Anywho I really like this article. However, if buzzfeed is more your speed, maybe this is better for you.
But then again... I am all about quality time.
yes, i saw this on Facebook.. haha