Actively present in the moment
Like most days, walking home I was nearly ran over by a pedestrian too busy talking on his phone to notice his near collision with me. Afterward, two more people in similar fashion did the same, only much less pronounced. My walk home was approximately twenty minutes, and the sidewalks were not particularly crowded.
If I could ask the world a single thing, I would be ask others to be present.
I often find this a sometimes insurmountable feat in my own life. At work, I am too busy trying to get through the never-ending firestorms of “must be done” to be present in the lives of my colleagues and friends. At home, I am too busy trying to do a number of things that I feel need to be done or playing with the mass amounts of technology I surround myself with, rather than spending quality time just being with the people around me.
Do you ever feel the same?
As a side note, I do sometimes make strides.