Friday, March 6, 2015

Man walks into bear while texting

I've written in the past about how the information age of social media, text messages and instant uploads can affect your secret spots, or how technology has become a useful tool in building a strategy for your outdoor experience, but for one in a California suburb who was simply taking a stroll down an alley, being glued to his phone almost cost him dearly. A video of a man walking into a black bear that was wandering through a suburban neighborhood was captured by a KTLA news crew from a helicopter. "Distracted walking" has become a new phenomenon putting pedestrians at risk for injury. YouTube is ripe with blooper reels of people walking into poles or fountains, but fatalities near train tracks are becoming more and more common. Luckily for the guy in this video, he quickly escapes from the bear, but it's really a lesson in putting down our phones and just taking in the environment around us.

This piece published by The Good Men Project February 10th, 2015

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