If you’re reading a book while eating oatmeal, if you’re chatting with your best friend while scrolling through social media, if you’re walking your dog while chatting on the phone with Uncle Craig, what exactly are you doing?
Hard to say without getting too philosophical.
My view is that if you’re doing two things at once, you’re doing neither. That leaves us with plenty of room for interpretation.
It’s easier to catch up on all the world’s information than it is to sit still and eat a bowl of oatmeal.*
*It is for me, at least. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to wrangle myself down to a chair to do nothing else but eat my morning oatmeal. Eating my oatmeal without checking my email or reading a newsletter is like snatching a babies favorite toy out of their hand.