Recently I’ve noticed that a lot of people on the walking path are talking on the phone as they stroll. And quite a few others have ear buds in place while they listen to who knows what while they cover the terrain.
This multitasking goes contrary to my nature, my philosophy of paying attention to where I am when I am there. Of course, I do occasionally do more than one thing at a time myself, but I really try not to when walking. Most of the time, I don’t even walk with another person so that I can devote my attention to the environment.
So, a phone on the path? Not for me.