We are a little impatient, let me tell you why

A few days ago I was walking back to my place, but I had to cross a large road to get back. During this time something struck me: we are a little impatient as a race.

Traffic lights don’t stop us

I have to admit, a little annoyingly, that I have done this too. Have you even been at traffic lights, pressed the “green man” button and crossed the road, even if the light was green, or amber?

By doing this you are putting a few things at risk:

your safety
because you could get run over, or fall because you are about to run, or could trip over something
the atmosphere of other people at the lights
your early, and potentially dangerous actions, can cause others to copy what you have just done
Have you ever noticed that once one person at a busy traffic light makes a move, another person automatically follows?
children’s learning
Have you ever crossed a road at a red light in front of a child? If so, you are not helping them learn how to cross the road safely
Children also learn by observing what other people, usually adults, actually do. By not waiting on the green man you are encouraging children to engage in potentially dangerous activities

I am not saying that we are all impatient, or we are all bad examples. But have you ever gave a second to think to yourself that we need to grow a little patience? Does patience allow us to have time to ourselves? Will patience improve our ability to think clearly?


A world within a world

Post 27:

Are we in our own bubble?

I touched on this topic a few posts ago, but as I looked at circular diagram (for one of my lectures) it reminded me of something – we are living in our own mini bubbles, or clouds.

As a whole, we are all preoccupied with our own lives, whether it is technology, socially (face-to-face) or anything else. Most of us are in our own bubble within the world.

Below, you will see that we are disjointing ourselves with the world, fact

One circle within multiple circles

Does technology enclose us?

One could argue that if we have an iPod on, or if we are using our mobile ‘phones, we are in fact in our very own circle within the world, somewhere. Is this a good thing? Perhaps, we are embracing technology! Or is this creating a negative influence on our technological minds? Perhaps, we are too engrossed within our own world we cannot see the other circles that surround us. For example, when listening to an iPod, are we taking in that there are cars around us, people wanting directions etc – are we rude when we are in our own bubble?

Post 27, over and out