Tiffany Sun I totally get what you’re saying. It’s real difficult when the friends around us are engulfed in their phones. What I was first referring to was just being silent and present. I first challenged people to leave their phone in their pocket when they were somewhere in a public place without friends around.
I always think of riding in an elevator. More times than not other people I’m riding with are not on their phones. So, I can either surrender to the awkward or I can embrace the fact that another human is in my presence. Like anything, it’s a challenge and a practice. Albeit not an easy one. But, I agree. It is difficult when we buy into something and the people we surround ourselves with simply don’t. My hope is to persuade everyone I can into pushing back that urge, just a little bit. I’m not sure about you, but I certainly don’t want to live in a world with a society that begins to lack personality.