There is a new study that shows physicians now spend only 12% of their time making eye contact with their patients. That’s a mere 12 seconds out of each minute actually focused looking into the patient’s eyes.
The other 88% of their time is spent with electronic medical records.
This is probably close to the way laypeople spend their time – 12% looking or focused on another and 88% distracted by things such as phones, technology, etc.
So, to be a better person – one who wins friends, makes others feel happy and to reap the reward of sincere appreciation – all we have to do is stretch that number to, say, 30 seconds of eye contact per minute or more.
No courses are needed. No special training. No inspirational talks.
The evidence is in, starting today it is up to us.
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