Originally Posted by prickly
And then, unfortunately, there's the real world.
I sometimes ski with my Bluetooth set in my ear. Luckily, for me, it's almost never about work, but family -- what time I've got to be home, where I've got to pick up my kid, that kind of thing. But ultimately, it's all about optimizing time and skiing as much as I can. What's wrong with that?
let me say, first, not being judgmental and keeping it 'on topic'
its all fine, if it works for you...
'optimizing' is an interesting concept. More often than not it refers to how much crap can be jammed into space/time. It's really not a measure of 'experience', fulfillment or anything which might provide some measure of what anyone gets out of their tickin clock.
Not everyone is about 'optimizing' time.
For some its about 'optimizing' experience and fulfillment.
But then, we can and should all make our own decisions... on what we want to optimize.
We all make our own heaven and hell, and still have some reasonable degree over our 'real ' world. If it seems to be 'unfortunate', then maybe we don;t exhibit the kind of control we should, over it/life.
In Davluri's case, he almost got squashed by the elephant - so the elephant's being impactful on others in a negative fashion.
... you could shoot the elephant...
or you could decide to eliminate the issue by eliminating proximity to the problem.
I will point out that families were maintained, children were raised to became good humans and business were successfully (or unsuccessfully) run before cell phones.
this kind of technology is not necessarily good or bad, its about application