You are at a social gathering and friends are talking about recent travels. You say you recently did a trip to Ukraine. Considering Ukraine has been in the news lately, you would think people would be interested in your impressions. But no, no one says word one. The conversation continues around you, like you were not even there.
You are at a staff meeting. You make a suggestion about how to handle an upcoming event. There are courteous nods from your peers and the meeting continues. Ten minutes later a colleague makes the same suggestion which is received with praise as if he/she just saved the world.
You are talking to your husband, wife, friend. Instead of connecting with you, making eye contact with you, the person is playing with his/her phone, tablet, scrolling through messages.
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