I’m looking out of my office building onto a golf course.
I see all kinds of people drive by, walk by or push carts holding their clubs.
Without regard to age, at least one and sometimes all four check their phones before or after teeing off (depending on who tees off first).
When they arrive at their ball, at least one – no matter of age – pulls the phone out and checks it.
How could anything be so important that so many people routinely and I’m sure without thinking check their phones all during golf. And of course, golf isn’t the only activity that exhibits this response to the fear of not missing out on something.
Golfers refer to the game they love (and hate after some shots) to a “good walk spoiled”.
This may be so but increasingly golf and many other of our stress relieving activities are “a good life interrupted”.
A phone is not your boss.
Reign it in or miss out on what life is all about.
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