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This Happens Way Too Much

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I suppose it’s a sign that I’m getting older, but this comic hits home. I still remember a time when this didn’t happen. See, I tend to hang out with a lot of friends considerably younger than me (one of the perks of not having a “real” job mean that you don’t feel pressure to go through the normal stages of life at the same rate as your contemporaries), and I’ve noticed that they see nothing wrong with this. Sharing their attention between twenty different things is normal. That’s all they’ve ever known! A new generation of kids is growing up without the notion of one-on-one time, without the ability to focus on one thing for an extended period of time, and without the ability to just… sit there and do nothing. That’s inconceivable. And while I’m guilty of obsessing over my phone as much as the next guy, I’m old enough to remember the days without them and I sort of miss them.

Sigh.

Nothing can be done, and my quota of bitching has been filled for the day. Thank you and carry on.

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  • Larry

    You aren’t so much old, as you are a geek.

  • Patrick Barlow

    I hear ya David, although I’m technically part of generation Y, I use my smartphone less than my grandma does lol! I’ve been guilty of surfing the internet while waiting in line at the DMV, but alot of kids these days need to look up and absorb the quality time around them (whether they deem it boring or not). Awesome article brother, and the PERFECT comic to go with it! XD One day Google Glass will actually make things better…or possibly worse I don’t know.