According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the average attention span of a human being has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2013. This is one second less than the attention span of a goldfish. That’s right, goldfish have an attention span of 9 seconds – 1 second more than you and I.
"Instead of seeking substance, we're distractedly scurrying hither and yon, seeking frisson."Frisson, in this case, is French for "adorable videos of cats trapped in cardboard boxes."
You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here.
The mere sight of your mobile phone can distract you - even if you are not using it.