Have you noticed how brief your attention span and focus has become? Or is it just me? We have become avid consumers of more information, entertainment and content than generations before us could conceive of. The more available at our fingertips, the higher our intolerance for anything that takes up longer of our time that we feel is necessary. If our attention isn’t hooked in the first few seconds, we skip to the next thing. A two minute read or video to watch seems completely too long in that moment. What is that about?
Is it something we just have to accept or is it something that we need to work against? I think it is a little of both. I don’t want to fall into the trap of always skipping across the surface of content and never diving deep or slowing the pace. I believe that our souls need us to slow the pace more often. However, I also think it is the reality of our world and something that we need to adapt to and something our children will have as their normal. It is a changing world full of brief interactions and times of focus. Let’s learn to walk that path well.
Day 24 of the Write 31 Days Challenge using the Five Minute Friday prompts (writing for five minutes unedited on a prompt word.) You can find the other posts in this series here.