People's attention is an asset that we accumulate bit by bit over many years.
Most of us don’t realize it though. And so we use the attention for all wrong reasons.
Take the example of a social media. Most of us have hundreds and thousands of friends and followers in Facebook.
Some people use it for bragging. I have seen people in restaurants taking pictures of their dishes and posting in Facebook before starting to enjoy the food.
Some other people use it as emotional trash bags. I have friends who dumps all his/her frustrations in Facebook at the end of each day.
We always underestimate the power of our asset that we have built over many years, and how our attention can be used for making our lives and our planet a little better.
Don’t believe me? Try raising funds for a family in need, or a movement to inspire people to work out for at least ten minutes a day.
Or you can just keep ignoring the power you already have.
The choice is yours.
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.