Technology can be an amazing thing, to an extent. It helps us stay in contact with long-lost friends or family members, it helps us capture beautiful moments with a camera, and keeps us in the loop with news and other happenings. But sometimes, I truly believe it is crucial to put down the cell phone and enjoy the scenery around you. That is exactly the case for the following man. While near Redondo Beach, there was a huge humpback whale that was breaching, a spectacular and for most, a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness.
Everybody does not always have the incredible opportunity to see such an incredible event. According to an onlooker, “I was roughly 50 feet from the whale and her calf when they surfaced next to the sailboat.” But then, there was this guy,
The guy never looked up from his phone throughout the entire breach. Two women at the front of the boat were taking pictures but he didn’t notice.”
Understandable, he could have been on an emergency e-mail, his sick mother could be on the line. Nobody really knows, but I can’t imagine something so amazing happening literally right before my eyes and not taking a second to appreciate it. Technology isn’t that important.