My wife and I sat next to a mother and her teenage daughter at what was a “happy birthday” dinner in New York City and the two – both mom and daughter – kept checking their phones all through the meal.
At some points, both were on their phones at the same time. At other times, mom would sit silently while daughter checked her phone for a minute or more or the other way around.
This is insanity.
It’s not the amount of time we spend with others. It’s whether we are 100% present in the now for the time we spend.
That means without distractions.
With digital devices stowed.
Ears on, mouth off.
There will be no more guilt about not spending enough time with people we care about.
Treat them with the same attention you would give a cellphone.
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