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Lions Roar : May 2013
SHAMBHALA SUN MAY 2013 63 FOR YEARS I ASSUMED that the Titanic tragedy was a result of human arrogance, the belief in the indestructibility of the newest, largest, fastest, fanciest ship of all time. But actually the Titanic went down because of distraction. Other ships had been warn- ing about the iceberg-filled waters for days, but the Titanic’s captain changed course only slightly and did nothing to slow the ship’s speed. When the radio operator received a call from a ship that was sur- rounded by ice—this was less than an hour before the collision—he responded, “Shut up, shut up, I’m busy.” By the time lookouts spotted the iceberg ahead, it was too late to slow the Titanic’s momentum. Although overused, the Titanic is a chillingly accurate metaphor for our time. Distracted people don’t notice they are in danger. Rumi said: “Sit down and be quiet. You are drunk and this is the edge of the roof.” The evidence is plentiful these days that dis- tracted people cause harm to themselves and to Are we so distracted that we can no longer pay attention to where we are and where we’re going? M ARGARET WHEATLEY says we better unplug soon. Living in Age of Distraction MARGARET WHEATLEY’s new book is So Far from Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World, published by Berrett-Koehler. She is the author of six other books and works globally as a speaker, teacher, and consultant. PHOTO©MISHAERWITT the