Are you tethered to your electronic devices?
I am. And I’m frustrated that I’ve fallen into that digital trap and become part of the epidemic. When I see people checking their messages, tweeting, and posting while walking, eating, or shopping I think how ridiculous they look, how disconnected they are to “real” life. Then I realize I do the exact same thing.
Then I think about how we are all going to end up with really wrinkly necks if we keep this up.
How attached are you?
- Do you automatically reach for your purse or pocket every time you hear a familiar ringtone?
- Do you absentmindedly pick up your phone and swipe the glass if you’re standing idle for more than thirty seconds?
- Do you check your phone for messages while in the company of others?
- Are you still using your phone while driving? (If you answered “yes” to this one, stop reading now and please make this your personal challenge: Turn your car into a no-phone zone. No exceptions. Thank you!)
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this week’s Rework This Challenge is for you.
I recently read this article in the NY Daily News and thought it was brilliant:
“Brian Perez, a California hip-hop dancer, posted the idea for Phone Stack on his site: Everyone sitting together at a restaurant puts his phone face-down in a pile on the table and forgets about it.The first person to touch one before the bill comes has to pick up the check. If no one caves, the bill is split evenly.”
I’m in for the Phone Stack Challenge! Are you going to join me?