Wait, y'all have been able to pay attention to things?. Since starting this blog I have…. Cleaned my blue-light glasses. Stood up to get water. Opened iMovie to make a clip for TikTok. Turned on the Formula 1 race in Brazil. Talked to my sister for 30 minutes, etc.. So it's safe to say attention is not one of my strong suits - but I can understand why people are concerned…. “A recent study found that the average human attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000 to eight seconds today. It is reported that goldfish have a 9-second attention span.“. EIGHT SECONDS. If you are reading this, try to pay attention to something on your desk/around you for 8 whole seconds. In my experience, it's nearly impossible.. But what does this mean for humanity?. As someone with ADHD, I already have a huge disadvantage with being able to remember things. I simply can not pay attention long enough to process information. This includes memories, people's names, really anything you can think of. But I'm not alone…. …people forget things all the time and technology is not helping.. “We are constantly bombarded by texts, tweets, push notifications, ads, Facebook posts, emails and more, and our brains get hooked on all that stimuli.“. But this should not be news to anyone. With all these added stimuli to our daily lives, it is becoming less likely we will be able to pay attention to anything for a long period of time.. As humans, we need to realize that social media companies want us to be addicted to our phones and have no remorse for our decreasing attention spans.. That is why I have personally deleted all of my social media and use Twos to write things down I want to remember because it is private, quick, and easy.