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August 19th, 2016

Are you tuning out the world?

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There was a screech of tires, a blast of a horn and I was thrown forward hard, only being stopped by the bus’s hangstrap and a quick grab for a bar to my left. Thankfully I hadn’t been fiddling with my iPhone or both it and I would have been thrown to the floor or on top of a fellow bus rider. I looked out the front window of the bus and saw a guy toodling by on a bicycle, riding against traffic, headphones on — never realizing that he was nearly killed and countless people on the bus nearly injured. This is what can happen when you tune out the world. You can make life very dangerous for both yourself and those around you. Unfortunately, tuning out seems to be very common in today’s world.

These columns are often effected by what is happening in my life and this is no exception. As soon as I had recovered my balance and made my transfer to the Metro Red Line Subway (yes, LA has a subway) I pulled out my journal and made a note to talk about my experience. Not only are people tuning out in personal aspects of their lives, they are also tuning out of their work and career.

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