We live at fast pace and seem to like it that way.
We multitask as much out of want as out of need.
Teens text message, listen to music, and surf the Internet while they do homework. Mothers watch television, wash laundry, and wash dishes while they cook a week's worth of suppers. Fathers answer e-mails, check sports scores, and make business calls while keeping one eye on the little league game.
Suggesting meditation in such a society is a hard sell.