We've all been robbed in broad daylight. Somebody stole our context; or did we freely give it up? We gave up context all so we could satisfy a 30-second attention span.
...But even that isn't the entire truth.
Conversation...communication isn't what it used to be. What used to be a forum -- a place of exchange, has been reduced to "the Joust" from American Gladiator (slight nod to my 80's - 90's babies).
We've lost the opportunity to pause and gather thoughts...
...because everyone knows if you can't accurately recite your thought in one breath, you're not credible.
Do people converse to understand anymore?
Did we ever?