Have you ever felt that you could master the art of juggling?
No, I'm not talking about keeping six balls up in the air at the same time. I'm talking about the ability to multi-task, to do several different things at the same time, such as simultaneously watching television, surfing Facebook and reading a magazine; or watching your kid doing his/her homework while you talk on one mobile phone (jamming it between your ear and shoulder) and type a text message on another phone (and if you don't have a second phone, try filling a kettle to boil water for tea).
In the old days, juggling acts of this nature would have been frowned upon. But people in the not-so-distant past had different values and rather different ideas about how to lead their everyday lives. (And, of course, there can never be any absolute rights or absolute wrongs on this plane of analysis.)
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