07 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Everyone’s staring at their phone… and it’s a good thing.


It’s not uncommon to see people staring at their cell phone.

It’s also not uncommon to hear people complain about it.

Thanks to the internet we have access to more information, and people, than we have ever had at any other point in existence.  Every day more and more information is uploaded, there will be more information available to me tomorrow than there was today.

I’d like to argue that this is a good thing.

Trivial things like standing in line, waiting for your number to be called at the DMV, waiting for an order to arrive… these things that were usually filled with complete inactivity, sitting, standing, staring, have been forever altered.

Remember when people used to say that there weren’t enough hours in a day? Now you can research subsarahan climates while waiting in line at Starbucks, or send a photo of your son to your Mother, and catch up with her while making dinner.

What you’re seeing is people who now have more choices, they’re choosing to do something enriching with time that was otherwise lost.

The only time you have complainers, is when someone is on their phone while you are trying to have a discussion with them.   They are telling you something, they are telling you that something is more important than your conversation – and they’re choosing to do that something.  That sucks for you, but hey – at least now you know that either you, or the subject matter, are not important.  It’s not warm and fuzzy information to know about that person, but now this creates that same choice – for you – to stop wasting your time on a person or subject matter that doesn’t really matter.

So, Yes, people are staring at their phones.  And it’s the best thing they could be doing.  It may hurt your feelings, but the reality is that we now have more opportunities than ever to focus on the things that really matter to us, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

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14 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

Hey I am a huge fan of Dr King’s message and what he was trying to do and he made a huge HUGE step forward and set the tone for Human Rights in the USA as we know them today. Who knows what kind of world we would be living in if it wasn’t for the courageous actions of Dr King.

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day, Monday the 17th, Traffic Swirl is going to be raising money for the National Urban League. I’m not going to go too in depth with it here, but if you want to see what they do you can at http://www.nul.org/what-we-do

100% of all incomes received by Traffic Swirl on Monday the 17th will be going to NUL. This includes any existing subscriptions that pay that day, as well as all new subscriptions or credit purchases. 100% of everything that comes in through Traffic Swirl will be donated to this cause.

If upgrading or buying credits at Traffic Swirl is something you have been thinking about doing, wait and do it on Monday so we can donate the proceeds of your purchase to support this cause and their continued struggle for equality and empowerment. Sadly there is still a racial divide here in the US and it is our duty to do what we can every do to help improve the situation.


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