I think that attention spans have gotten worse because of all of the distractions we have.
That’s kind of what I said.
That’s what I pretty much said!
Yes, I agree
I think that they are probably worse because people can get distracted easily and they are thinking about their virtual world that they have on their phones.
I like the way you said that
Yes, that is true.
Phones definitely distract us
I agree that we’re starting to care about what’s on our phones more than anything else.
Yea I agree with that.
I agree people get too distracted on their phones
Attention spands have gotten worse because we tend to not pay attention when we don’t like what we’re doing.
Yeah your right.
I agree that whenever we’re bored, we get distracted easily.
I think attention spans are far worse because of technology and we are always busy.
Shorter thoughts with a big impact are what you have and I agree with what you say.
I agree we can get busy and technology can distract us
I feel like attention spans have gotten worse over the years because now that we live in a fast paced society we expect everything to keep moving compared to the past how things were more slow paced.
This is a really good point.
I agree we are more fast paced and sometimes too much.
Attention spans are definitely worse now than they have been in the past. A phone ringing, a text buzzing, or a good song beginning to play in an ear can easily distract a person from whatever task they are trying to complete. And often times, we get distracted for much longer than it takes to simply reply to a text or answer a phone call. Distractions are all around us and we no longer have the strength to ignore them.
Very good thoughts.
I agree that now we can access those distractions easier, but there have always been those others things to do. They were just more creative in the past.
I feel that attention spans are worse because we have a lot of distractions like our phones. People can’t even focus to finish a full conversation without checking their phone.
I agree that phones are a distraction.
Phones definitely distract us.
Amen to that
I feel that as a whole our attentions spans have weakened. This is because we have so much happening and so many things to do we forget to focus on one thing at a time. We used to not be so busy and have time to do one thing at a time. Not anymore
I agree with your ideas.
I honestly believe that it depends on the person. I have no doubt that throughout human existence there have been people that have short attention spans and people with longer spans. There have always been distractions that cause shorter attention spans, as humans are always advancing technology. In earlier times, books or black and white television could have been a distraction. Now it’s our phones, flat color tv’s, or even an event. I would say that modern society might have more unlimited distraction with all of our technology, though.
I agree that it depends on the person.
Attention spans are worse nowadays. Because everything has become faster, we are used to having less patience. If our WiFi drops one bar we get agitated. We don’t use our attention span to wait for it to load. We go rerun the router. Every article we read has a hyperlink to click on to lead us away. Social media is just a couple clicks away from connecting with the world. Our phones are constantly being bombarded with notifications to follow.
We do get more impatient as well.
Yah that’s sort of what I wrote
Attention spans have definitely shrank. We are bombarded by so many things at once. It is a lot harder to focus on things especially things that are important ones.
I agree it is harder to focus on more important things in our society today.
I like this
That’s a good point
I think attention spans in our generation are shorter than they have been in the past. We have a lot more distractions than our ancestors used to. Most of these distractions come from our phone. I don’t know the true answer to this prompt, but you could discover the answer by doing a survey of the attention span of kids 50 years ago and kids today.
We do tend to be destructed by a lot of other things now.
I think that attention spans are getting shorter because of all the things we have to do. We also busy ourselves with distractions that also shorten our attention spans. Attention spans have been getting shorter because of all of the things going through our mind also.
I don’t think they’ve necessarily gotten worse, we’ve just shifted our attention to things that aren’t extremely important. We tend to go to our phones so much through out the day to get on social media to which we can spend 7+ hours on. It has become habit that usually takes up our attention span that could probably be directed at something more useful or worth our time.
Actually that seems pretty true
I agree with that.
The stuff that you are doing on the phone though encourages small attention spans. I don’t think it seeps into our lives too much but that depends more on the time you spend on what you spend it on. I am not sure though it would be interesting to learn how technology physically changes our brain
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Attention spans are worse now because instead of going outside and watching clouds pass, we stay inside while we look at our phones. We also can’t go outside without taking a selfie.
I think that they have gotten worse. I think we tend to get distracted by a lot of different things.
I think that attention spans are getting shorter mostly because of technology. Many teens today rely on technology more than they rely on other people’s opinions. Some teens know that they can look up whatever they want on their phone so why would they have to listen to a teacher tell them what they already have easy access to.
I feel like it’s gotten worse because we get everything faster then before, so when we don’t get then we tend to get bored and lose interest.
I think we got bored easily too.
I agree that we don’t like to wait. But society has never liked to wait. The only difference is that we can justify our impatience now because we have faster technology.
I think our attention spans have gotten shorter. This is also because we have started reading disgust versions of things. So we are used to using less time to do stuff.
I would say that attention spans are worse now than they have been in the past. I say this because with so many distractions it makes it harder to focus on one thing. I also say this because we live in a world where you can procrastinate and get distracted easily without it affecting you to much but even a hundred years ago procrastination would have resulted in something being much harder than it could have been or would be now.
It does make homework very hard
I believe that our attention spans have gotten worse, we lose focus of some of the important things. It depends on what it is, and what you are interested in. We have many more distractions now days.
Attention spans are becoming worse since we have gotten used to new things coming and going every day. Technology has also influenced this quite a bit since it occupys most of your time.
I don’t think that our attention spans are as good as they were in the past. We expect instant gratification and don’t like to wait for things. They are definitely worse than they were in the past.
“We expect instant gratification”...well said. Very true.
Very much holy cow worse. Mindless browsing of social media and passively watching TV has discouraged persistent thought. Instead we allow our subjective lens take take over our life as headlines outrage us just as quickly as pictures of homeless pets make us sad.
I think it’s the same. There have always been distractions, even if now they are more tangible. The distractions may have changed, but procrastination and attention spans have not. Like marbles and video games.
I agree with that whole statement.
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