I can’t tell you how many times I have seen couples, families, or friends at dinner or at a concert or just spending time together and every single one of them is doing something on their phone. There is no one talking (except to share something from their phone) and there is no attention paid to each other.
Don’t get me wrong, I have been known to do this too but I am finding more and more that people are not talking to each other one on one. They are talking to each other via text… even if they are sitting right next to each other.
Next time you are out to dinner with someone make a pact. Have everyone turn off their phones and spend an evening talking and sharing with each other face to face. You’ll be glad you did!