Before we go any further, take a minute to take this little test... it's easy - there are three people wearing black shirts and three wearing white shirts. Each group has their own basketball which they are passing back and forth among themselves. The object is to count how many times the people wearing the white shirts pass the basketball. Got it? OK... now try it yourself
Did you get it? Seriously, if you didn't actually take the test go take it before you read any further or else the rest of this post won't make any sense at all.
Isn't that amazing? I had to go back and watch the thing over again just to prove to myself that it actually happened!
Anyhow, it struck me that this is exactly how our entire society operates. We live in a world with any number of proverbial gorillas marching through our living rooms: climate change, overpopulation, excessive corporate power just to name a few, but we're so busy counting our money, and checking FaceBook, and flitting about from one distraction to another that we never even see them.
It all makes me wonder what else we're missing!