I Rediscovered the Lost Art of Conversation This Weekend in Our iPhone Distracting World 8/14/17 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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For a couple of minutes this weekend, I went back in time to the pre-smartphone world and oh, how I’ve forgotten how wonderful a world that was. No, I didn’t use a time machine, I did something much easier than that. I simply kept my phone in my pocket and had real, actual conversations with people! And it was so enjoyable.

While riding down the road, mostly because we were in a hurry, no one turned on the radio, so we didn’t have that as a distraction, and we just talked, like people did before iPhones invaded our lives, and I thought to myself, “Wow, this is really nice. No distractions, just talking.”

So, I decided to keep this up and see what happens, so the rest of the way, I kept my phone in my pocket and at dinner, I left my phone in the car so I would give people at the table my full undivided attention and guess what? It was great! People listening to each other without having their attention divided among them and a phone screen.

We are on our phones so much that we don’t believe we even realize how much during the day we are, but I’m gonna start putting the phone away more and have more interactions with people with thephone in my pocket and I challenge you to do the same and you might just learn that your life is a little less complicated and more enjoyable. And you may even make some better memories because you’ll actually remember what the conversation was about because your face wasn’t in your phone.

I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Posted on August 13, 2017 .