Thursday, September 23, 2010

Reflections at school 4

Walking around ASU, practically everyone is listening to their iPod or texting....or both. Most people avoid eye contact, and tend to look down or look away when someone walks by. This kinda makes me sad. I know that people are social beings, and that we need other humans to help us feel alive, valued, accepted, worth-while, etc. I think that my fellow students and I are craving attention, craving a human connection, but are afraid that we'll appear desperate if we're not occupied every single minute. The lesson to carry away from this, I guess, is this: Put down your phone! Take out your head phones! Smile at someone when you see them. Acknowledge the people around you.

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