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February 04, 2015

Man Fails to See Humpback Whale Passing Yards to His Side Because He's Too Busy Wasting Time Texting On His Phone

This is the self-inflicted mental plague of the modern world. So many idiots (including myself, sometimes) are busy "checking in" with people they are almost never actually present in the moment of their actual lives.



Smith said he had about five photos of whales with the private sailboat in the background, but the guy never got off his phone in any of the pictures.

"We're all guilty being buried in our phones, even me," Smith said. "You think life is better on your phone, but we’re missing what’s happening around us."

Now it's possible this guy runs a whale-spotting business and owns that boat and sees this every single day, so yeah, maybe Words With Friends was more interesting to him than seeing the Majesty of the Rising Humpback for the sixty-seven hundredth time.

Still, apt metaphor!

Some people are aware that they're addicted to an empty and stupid virtual life and are missing the real one and are taking action to avoid this.

For example, this kid in China hacked off his hand to "cure" himself of his internet addiction.

Well I was maybe more thinking of setting up a schedule of three internet-free hours per night or something. But I guess cutting your hand off works too.


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